Match Preview | Sheffield United (A)

Luton Town make the 130-mile trip to promotion-chasing Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.


The Hatters will be going to Bramall Lane unbeaten in three games following the home win against Swansea City last weekend, and on run of six away games without defeat, while the Blades have won three of their last four games.

Rob Edwards said:

(Click HERE to watch Rob’s pre-match press conference in full)

“We know them (Sheffield United) quite well. Trolls went to the game (at Reading on Tuesday), so it was good to have someone there watching them, but we’re aware of them. They’ve done very, very well. Hecky’s done a great job, they’ve got a lot of very, very good players and they’re where they are on merit.

“It’s going to be a real difficult game, but one we’re really looking forward to as it’s fantastic, to be in the position that we’re in, and going to Bramall Lane. It’ll be a great atmosphere, playing against Sheffield United and when they’re playing for something as well. These are times when we’ve got to really enjoy it.

“The supporters that are coming have got to really enjoy it. I know we’re going to hear them, so we’re looking forward to it as it will hopefully be a great day, but it will certainly be a really good atmosphere, I know that, a real challenging game for both teams.

“We want to give our fans something to shout about, and I know they will. I know they’ll get behind the lads, they always do, and their fans certainly will. It has to be one that we’ve got to enjoy.

“We’ll go and look around, as we walk out there, and they’re making a lot of noise – let’s go and enjoy it, embrace it and it's got to get us going even more. I don’t want it to affect us in a negative way. This has got to get us going.

“We deserve to be here, we deserve to be in these games. The lads have been at this end of the table now for a long time, so let's embrace it, let's enjoy it, and bring out the best in us.”

The opposition:

Sheffield United bounced back from their defeat at Blackburn Rovers last Saturday with a 1-0 victory at Reading in midweek.

The Blades sit in 2nd place in the Sky Bet Championship, seven points clear of the play-off places and ten points clear of the Hatters.

French-born Senegalese international Iliman Ndiaye has been Sheffield United’s main threat in attack this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting seven times in the Championship this season.

26-year-old striker Oli McBurnie joins Ndiaye on 11 league goals, his best return in a Blades shirt so far, and his first goal of the season came against the Hatters back in August.

Last time we met:

Luton Town were pegged back by Sheffield United when the two sides played at Kenilworth Road earlier in the season.

Carlton Morris scored his second goal for the Hatters in the first half after a pinpoint cross from the left by Amari’i Bell found the head of Morris, who guided the ball into the far corner. McBurnie levelled the game early in the second half with a volley at the far-post.

Ticket information:

All tickets are now off sale for Saturday's visit to Sheffield United.

There will NOT be pay on the day and supporters are advised not to travel without a ticket.

Thank you for your brilliant support and we look forward to hearing 1,717 fans in full voice at Bramall Lane!

How to follow:

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Simon Pitts is on iFollow Hatters commentary with former Town youth team manager Paul Driver and audio match passes are available for every match for £2.50.

Match passes are available for international supporters anywhere outside of the UK costing £10 each.

The officials:

Referee: Leigh Doughty

Assistant Referees: Mark Dwyer and Lee Venamore

Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

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