All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to Nuneaton Town
WHERE? To give it it’s full title, the Sperring Brewery Stadium. Or, for purists, Liberty Way. Located on an industrial estate in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Typing in CV11 6RR into your sat-nav will get you there.
HOW TO GET THERE. From the Maple Road car park to Nuneaton it’s just 70 miles so a stress-free journey awaits for the hordes of Hatters fans making the trip next weekend. Supporters can choose to either stay on the M1 and exit at the Lutterworth junction for the A5 or stay on the M6, as per these directions: Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and take the A444 towards Nuneaton. After passing the George Eliot Hospital on your left, continue towards Nuneaton Town Centre. On reaching a roundabout where over on your right you can see some arches of a railway bridge, turn right at this island, the second exit onto Avenue Road. Continue straight along this road going across one roundabout and then a second (with the Crows Nest pub on your right) and at the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC/Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn right into Liberty Way for the stadium.
PLANE, TRAIN, AUTOMOBILE. For alternative ways to get to Nuneaton, Town fans can, of course, take advantage of the Bobbers Travel Club’s service to Liberty Way. They will be leaving the Maple Road car park at 12 noon and the fare is £18 for adults and £15 for concessions. To book call 01234 856542. If you fancy getting the train, Nuneaton station is a mile-and-half walk from the ground. The station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston. Oh, and there’s no airport in Nuneaton.
ALL-TICKET. Remember this game is an all-ticket affair for Town supporters next Saturday with no tickets available on the day at Nuneaton. Tickets are now on sale to all supporters. You can buy as many as you like (as long it’s not 500 in what go – that would just be strange) and the 2,000+ allocation is almost sold out.
WHAT’S IT LIKE? Liberty Way…Sorry the Sperring Brewery Stadium…was opened in 2007 and Town fans’ initial allocation will be a tidy, comfortable covered terrace behind one goal and a limited the number of seats in a small, basic but covered stands at the side of the pitch.
LAST TIME. The Hatters head to Liberty Way…Sorry the Sperring Brewery Stadium…for the third time on Saturday. Last season the Town triumphed in an FA Cup first round replay with two goals from Scott Rendell earning a 2-0 win. Last March the two sides met in the Conference and played out a goalless draw in what was John Still’s second game in charge. The game also saw Jake Goodman and Alex Wall make their Luton debuts.
HAVENT’ WE MET BEFORE? Absolutely. An Andre Gray hat-trick was enough to see off Kevin Wilkin’s side last month. Boro will be aiming to record a first victory against the Hatters. Overall the Hatters have won three of the games between the two clubs, whilst two have ended in draws.
HOW ARE THEY DOING? Very well. Despite that defeat to the Town three weeks ago the Boro have very decent chance of extending their season come April. Their 1-0 win over Hyde last Saturday moved Boro into fourth place in the table. On home soil they have won nine, drawn four and lost three.
TOWN TEAM NEWS. It’s a case of as you were for the Hatters who have no suspension or injury worries ahead of Saturday’s game. Cameron McGeehan had his loan spell from Norwich extended on Wednesday and looks set to keep his place in midfield despite injuring his arm in the 7-0 win over Hereford last Saturday.
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