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MATCH PREVIEW | LUTON TOWN V PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

16 November 2018

Town will look to make it nine Sky Bet League One matches unbeaten at Kenilworth Road tomorrow when they take on Plymouth Argyle.

Six wins and two draws from their eight so far at home has helped the Hatters maintain their current place in the play-off spots in the third tier – winning three of their last four outings in the division.

A win tomorrow could lift the Town up to fourth spot, whilst a defeat could see them slip down to eighth.

The Pilgrims had a similarly sluggish start to the campaign last season, but went on a fantastic run and finished just outside the play-off places.

After a run of ten games without victory this campaign, Derek Adams' team have slowly turned it around, winning three of their last six matches.

They have only taken one point off any side currently in the top 12, that coming at Oakwell in a creditable 1-1 draw.

Supporters will be able to purchase a number of homemade products at tomorrow's game, including cottage pie, and chilli/chicken burritos!

Contactless payment will be available around the ground, with some food and drink kiosks operating a card only till to speed up serving times – make sure you take advantage of these.

THE GAFFER SAYS:

On the current home form: "Well hopefully we can continue that, because Plymouth are a good side, they're in a very false position. They have got good players, really dangerous players and we're going to need to be right at it to maintain that record.

"We will prepare in the right way, we've had a little bit of a disjointed week because of the Checkatrade Trophy game in midweek. All of those that didn't play trained today, so we will make sure we're prepped and ready to go, because it's a big game."

On how his side have maintained the run at Kenilworth Road: "Hopefully it's because we've been playing better than other teams and we've been in very, very good form. I think we're in good form generally, at home the fans play a big part, we obviously play well at home, the way we play and so on, so it's a culmination of a lot of factors. Our work, good form, the fans, it's obviously a place we like playing. It's a big thing."

On the threats that Plymouth possess: "At this level, everyone has got threats, there's no blunt attack, so we've just got to make we're right at it and then we can go from there.

"Whether they do that [go on a similar run to last year] I don't really mind apart from this Saturday and the time we play them at their place, so all we do is concentrate on us and if we play to the best of our ability, then we are some side."

YOU CAN NOW WATCH NATHAN JONES' PRE-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE ON IFOLLOW HATTERS FREEVIEW BY CLICKING HERE

WHO?

After the disappointment of failing to secure promotion at the end of the 2016 campaign when they were beaten in the play-off final, Derek Adams' side made amends as they went up automatically the following year, finishing second, missing out on the title on goal difference as Portsmouth pinched it on the final day.

That side included now Hatters pair Sonny Bradley and Jake Jervis, the latter of which is now on loan at AFC Wimbledon for the rest of the campaign. Bradley was a key component in the success of that side, netting seven times in 52 outings in their promotion year. His outstanding performances saw him named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is at 3pm at Kenilworth Road on Saturday 17th November.

TICKET INFORMATION

The Hatters are fast approaching a sell-out in home sections, so please purchase tickets at the earliest opportunity to ensure you get the best seat available!

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

Tomorrow's game will be refereed by Darren England, who has overseen 16 games so far this campaign, dishing out 56 yellow cards and two red cards.

POWER COURT CAR PARKING

Take advantage of the fantastic car parking deal we have on for supporters, click here for more info!

AWAY SUPPORTERS

If you're a Plymouth Argyle supporter heading to Kenilworth Road for tomorrow's game, click here to have a look at our away supporters' guide.

PLAYED BEFORE?

Our last meeting with Plymouth was here at Kenilworth Road, when Danny Hylton netted in a 1-1 draw in February 2017. In total, the Hatters have won 27, drawn 30 and lost on 41 occasions against Argyle.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

The main blow-by-blow account of the action from Kenilworth Road will be provided via the Match Centre on the club website, which you can access by clicking here. (*Please note that the club's Live Text will appear only by accessing through an internet browser, users of the Luton Town FC app will receive updates from Opta... the EFL Digital team assure us they are working on a fix to get club updates onto the app)

The main moments from the game will appear on the Hatters' social media feeds:

Twitter – @LutonTown
Facebook – www.facebook.com/LutonTown/
Instagram – www.instagram.com/ltfc_official/

And of course Simon Pitts will be on hand to provide commentary for iFollow Hatters which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

Tomorrow's game will not be available on iFollow Hatters, you can click here for more information.


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