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PRE-SEASON PREVIEW: ST ALBANS CITY V LUTON TOWN

The Hatters head to Clarence Park tomorrow evening

17 July 2017

Town continue their pre-season programme with a trip to Clarence Park where they will take on Vanarama National League South side St Albans City tomorrow night.

The Hatters first team squad made it two wins from two in their opening pre-season friendlies, as they followed up the 2-1 victory against Bedford Town with a resounding 6-2 thrashing of Slovenian second division side NK Bravo in Maribor on Saturday.

THE GAFFER SAYS:

On NK Bravo: "It was a real good work-out against a very lively side. Everyone got minutes, there were no injuries and it was good to not only be tested the way we were, but also to win the game in the manner we did. It was good for all four strikers to score and it could have been more convincing.

"Marek Stech saved a penalty, but we had three or four gilt-edged chances that if we'd taken them, the scoreline would have been far greater. The lads looked fit. We are only two weeks into it, so we are in good shape."

On St Albans: "We'll pick it up tomorrow in terms of minutes. A few players will get a few more minutes at St Albans, coupled with the minutes on Saturday against Boreham Wood as well, so that everyone will have got at least a 60 into them by the time that Boreham Wood game finishes.

"It's a local one so there's not too much travelling, but it gives us another test and is a step up from the Bedford game last week. It'll be a different test to what we had in Slovenia, and we are looking forward to it."

WHO?

Former Town winger Ian Allinson has managed the Saints since February last year. The ex-Colchester United and Arsenal man turned the fortunes of the side around upon his arrival, as they looked set to be relegated, but survived by two points. The side built on that late season form and ended up in 10th place last term – a remarkable turnaround. Goals from Louie Theophanous – who averaged one every other game in his two seasons with the club – are sure to be missed after his departure to big spenders Billericay Town, but his replacement Zane Banton is certainly somebody Luton Town supporters will know is capable of coming up with the goods.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is at 7:45pm on Tuesday 18th July at Clarence Park. The address is; Clarence Park, York Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4PL.

TICKET PRICES, PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

Tickets are priced at £10.00 for adults, £7.00 for concessions and £3.00 for juniors.
For parking, the following is on Saints' website: 'Parking is available around the ground on local streets but please check parking restrictions and respect our neighbours by not blocking driveways. St Albans City station is a 5-minute walk away which has a large car park.'

Catching public transport to the ground is fairly easy for Town supporters, as trains run regularly on the Bedford to London St Pancras line, which stop at St Albans City. Clarence Park is a 5-10 minute walk from the train station.

LAST TIME WE PLAYED?

Our most recent competitive fixture was a comprehensive 4-0 win over the Saints in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in 2010. Amari Morgan-Smith netted a hat-trick, whilst Danny Crow got the other.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

We hope to see as many of you Hatters down there as possible, but for those who are unable to make the trip you can follow the Luton Town Twitter feed on @LutonTown, or stay up to date on the LTFC website in the match centre.


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