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PRE-SEASON MATCH PREVIEW: LUTON TOWN V LEICESTER CITY

The Hatters welcome the Foxes to Kenilworth Road this evening

26 July 2017

The Hatters welcome Premier League outfit Leicester City to Kenilworth Road this evening for Nathan Jones' side's fifth game of pre-season.

Tickets for the game are still available from ticket office in person, on the phone on 01582 416976 or online which you can access by clicking here.

They will also be available on cash turnstiles around the ground.

Town have beaten Bedford Town, NK Bravo, Hitchin Town and Boreham Wood so far, but face arguably their biggest challenge of this pre-season programme in the Foxes – who reached the Champions League quarter-final stage last season.

THE GAFFER SAYS:

On facing Leicester City and Scunthorpe United: "They are big tests ahead of us that lead into the game against Yeovil, but god willing everyone is fit at the minute which is the biggest thing and that's what we want.

"Then we get into the nitty-gritty and whittling our team down to our starting 11. But look, there's some competition out there, but we want everyone fit and at a really good level because we know it's going to be a long season."

On his squad and it being open to change before the opening day: "It's open to a certain extent because we want everyone being competitive. I have an idea of who I would like to play and so on, but certain people come into your plans and we have a squad now that if you change one or two then it's no surprise with that much competition.

"I am close to knowing, we have had a few big players like Alan Sheehan, James Justin and Danny Hylton who you would really expect to be challenging for first team places are not quite ready yet. A lot of things happen in pre-season."

WHO?

In no need of any real introduction, Leicester City come to Kenilworth Road a slightly different outfit to the one who the Town last played in 2007. Since then the Foxes have been relegated from the Championship, promoted from both League One and the second tier, and of course won a certain coveted title.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is at 7:45pm tonight (Wednesday 26th July) at Kenilworth Road.

TICKET PRICES AND AVAILABILITY?

Adults: £15

Concessions (65+, Under 22, Disabled): £6

Accompanied Under 10s: Free

Tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Office by phone on 01582 416976, in person or booked online. Any pre-purchased tickets can be collected on the night. Cash Turnstiles will also be available.

LAST TIME WE PLAYED?

A 1-1 draw on 3rd February 2007 was the 57th and last meeting between the Hatters and Leicester. Those sides were managed by Mike Newell and Rob Kelly.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

The match centre on the LTFC website will be up and running for tonight, as well as the Luton Town twitter (@Lutontown).


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