Luton assistant supervisor and chief recruitment officer Mick Harford is battling prostate most cancers, the membership have introduced.
The 62-year-old will begin a course of radiotherapy therapy in mid-August which is able to hold him away from Kenilworth Street.
Harford was identified with most cancers in December 2020 however continued to work with the Hatters by way of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a participant, Harford scored 92 objectives in 217 appearances for Luton together with the 1988 Littlewoods Cup win, and managed the aspect to a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and League One title success.
Chatting with the membership web site, he instructed the membership’s supporters: “What I need is to boost consciousness and encourage different males to go and get themselves checked out.
“That is what I did and it is not one thing that we’re good at, us middle-aged and older males.
“We do not like to speak about sickness or go to the physician, as a result of we predict we is likely to be losing their time, particularly within the present local weather with Covid. It’s so very important to not assume like that.
“The early signs of prostate most cancers aren’t at all times noticeable, which is why it’s so vital to go to your GP and get checked out.
“I do know a couple of individuals on the soccer membership who’ve gone and performed so since I used to be first identified, and if our great supporters can do one factor for me, it’s to do precisely that, as a result of early analysis is so essential.
“I have been on hormone remedy therapy for a number of months, however I now have to have a course of radiotherapy, at UCLH in London, the place my oncology workforce have been good with me.
“I am actually pleased with the therapy I am receiving, albeit it will be a protracted journey which suggests I will not be round every day on the coaching floor, which as everybody is aware of, is what I like doing.
“What’s important to me is that the main target of the membership needs to be on the brand new season, which we’re on the cusp of.
“I need to thank everybody on the soccer membership for his or her help. Gary and the board, Nathan, the employees and all of the gamers have been so useful to me over the previous few months.
“Please proceed to present them your wholehearted help. I can be readily available to assist them and the gamers in no matter manner I can, while additionally elevating consciousness about prostate most cancers, to assist others.”
Plenty of soccer golf equipment together with Harford’s former golf equipment Sunderland, Birmingham, Derby and Lincoln, have taken to Twitter to supply him their full help.