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PRE-SEASON MATCH PREVIEW: LUTON TOWN V SCUNTHORPE UNITED

Nathan Jones' side face The Iron for their last game of pre-season

28 July 2017

The Hatters complete their pre-season programme tomorrow when they welcome former Hatter Graham Alexander and his Scunthorpe United side to Kenilworth Road.

Town lost their first game of pre-season on Wednesday, when they fell to a 1-0 home defeat to former Premier League champions Leicester City.

Prior to that match, the Town had won all four of their pre-season games, with victories against Bedford Town, NK Bravo, Hitchin Town and Boreham Wood.

Tomorrow’s game will mark one week until the start of the new season, when Nathan Jones’ side take on Yeovil Town at home.

THE GAFFER SAYS:

On Saturday’s game being an opportunity for supporters to see Town preparing for the season: “Pre-season is a chance for the fans to get to know some of the players, a chance for them to see how we are shaping up.

“But the real important stuff will be a week on Saturday when we take on Yeovil here. We have a lot home games coming up, so we have a big ask for our supporters, but they love turning up.”

 

WHO?

The Iron completed their third consecutive season in the third by finishing just four points shy of an automatic promotion spot. They went into the play-offs the in-form team, but were defeated by Millwall over two semi-final legs – the Lions going onto gain promotion back to the Championship. Managed by Alexander since late in the 2015/16 season, the Glanford Park outfit are one of the favourites to gain promotion this coming term. The 45-year-old played for the Hatters from 1995-99, going onto make 183 appearances and scoring 17 goals.

 

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is at 3pm on Saturday 29th July at Kenilworth Road.

 

TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION

Adults: £10

Concessions (65+, Under 22, Disabled): £5

Accompanied Under 10s: Free

Tickets are on sale for tomorrow’s game from the Ticket Office and online now. Home supporters will be able to purchase tickets for unreserved seats in the Main Stand and Main Enclosure only. Cash turnstiles will be available on the day.

 

LAST TIME WE PLAYED?

The last time the two sides met in a competitive fixture was in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2009, where the Hatters ran out 3-2 at Wembley. Chris Martin, Tom Craddock and Claude Gnakpa all got on the scoresheet that day for the Town.

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION

Town supporters can follow @Lutontown on Twitter for all the match updates, as well as the match centre on the LTFC website.


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