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13 April 2018

Match Previews


13 April 2018

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Town face Crewe Alexandra tomorrow at Kenilworth Road as Nathan Jones' team look to tighten their grip on their place in the automatic promotion spots in Sky Bet League Two.

Get down to Kenilworth Road nice and early as we host another Family Fun Day outside the Kenilworth Road End. You can find out more information about the event by clicking here.

The visitors have won three of their last five outings, including a 4-3 victory at Mansfield Town last Saturday. That was their sixth away win of the campaign, with the Railwaymen heading to the most difficult place in the league to get a point this season – as the Hatters boast the strongest home record in the fourth tier.

The Town head into the fixture having only suffered two defeats in the past two-and-a-half months, as well as picking up back-to-back victories against Mansfield and Yeovil. Danny Hylton's brace and Elliot Lee's goal last Saturday means the pair and fellow striker James Collins have now scored over 50 goals between them this season.


On his hopes for Saturday: "I hope that we all as a club turn up and perform like we can and get the result that we want. It'll be a difficult game, they beat Mansfield 4-3 after being 4-1 up the other day. It'll be a real, real tough game and one we need to treat with the upmost respect, which we do with every game anyway, so that's not going to change.

"We've got to get another home win and the crowd can play a part in that, the players are obviously going to play a part in that and god willing we will get those three points."

When asked if he'd prefer to win promotion home or away: "As long as we are promoted I don't care where it happens. There's lots of scenarios, but it's not done, we're not thinking like that. A lot can happen, but we can't see into the future.

"If we knew that 79 points got you promoted, then I'd be looking at other things. But we don't know that. All we can do is pick up as many points as we can and that's what we're going to do. That starts this weekend."


A blend of youth products and experienced pros, Crewe have a decent mix throughout the team. The side that beat the Stags last weekend saw seven academy graduates turn out for the Railwaymen – including on-loan forward Shaun Miller, who has returned to the club where he started, joining from Carlisle United in January.

There is a spine of old heads though, with Michael Raynes at centre-back, Paul Green in the middle of the park and Chris Porter up top. The three combined have over 1,500 games under their belt, with Porter on 150 career goals.


Kick-off is at 3pm on Saturday 14th April at Kenilworth Road.


Tickets are still available for purchase for the game in person and over the phone on 01582 416976 from the Ticket Office, as well as online which you can access by clicking here.


Our last meeting saw the Hatters run out 2-1 winners at Gresty Road with Danny Hylton and Luke Berry getting on the scoresheet for the Town. Johnny Mullins scored an own goal for Crewe's late consolation. Of our 25 meetings the Hatters have won 12 and lost nine.


You can follow the Hatters' Twitter feed on @LutonTown, or stay up to date on the LTFC website in the match centre. iFollow Hatters subscribers can tune in for Simon Pitts' match commentary, whilst international subscribers can watch the game live. You can subscribe to iFollow Hatters by clicking here... and supporters who are overseas can buy an individual match pass for the live video stream via the Match Centre.


If you are a Crewe supporter heading to Kenilworth Road for this fixture, please check out our Away Supporters' Guide by clicking here, to make sure you get the most out of your trip to Luton!


Don't forget to take advantage of the car parking now available at Power Court, make sure you get your permit now by clicking here.

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