Former Hatters midfielder Andy King dies

Left to right, Barry Fry, George Best, Andy King, Peter Anderson, Alan West and former Luton Town manager Harry Haslam

Left to right, Barry Fry, George Best, Andy King, Peter Anderson, Alan West and former Luton Town manager Harry Haslam

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Former Luton Town player Andy King has died of a heart attack today, aged 58.

The goalscoring midfielder was born in Luton in 1956 and started his career with the Hatters, scoring nine goals in 33 games before a move to Everton.

It was at Goodison Park where he made his name, making over 150 appearances for the Toffees, while he had spells at QPR, West Brom, Everton again, plus Cambuur Leeuwarden, Orebro SK and Wolves, until moving back to Luton for three games in 1985.

The former England U21 international then wound his career down at Aldershot, Aylesbury United, Waterford United, Cobh Ramblers, Keps and Southport and then moved into management.

He was in charge of Waterford, Mansfield Town, Swindon, Grays Athletic and Northampton, while most recently had a scouting role at MK Dons.