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MATCH PREVIEW | LUTON TOWN V CHARLTON ATHLETIC

28 September 2018

Town will look to make it five consecutive Sky Bet League One home games unbeaten tomorrow when they welcome Charlton Athletic to Kenilworth Road, which will see another Family Fun Day hosted by the Hatters.

Supporters from both clubs are invited to enjoy the activities the Town has on outside the front of the Kenilworth Road end prior to kick-off, click here for more information.

The Addicks have started well so far this season and have won all three of their third-tier games since manager Lee Bowyer was confirmed as permanent boss at the beginning of September, following a six-month stint as caretaker.

His side come to Kenilworth Road tomorrow though – a ground that has seen the visiting side take three points on only two occasions in the last 15.

It's that home form that has seen the Hatters retain their place in mid-table this campaign, with away performances not yet yielding the points return that they have deserved so far.

Charlton have been good away from the Valley though, winning two, drawing one and losing one of their four league games so far this season.

Supporters are reminded that contactless payment is available around the ground at food and beverage kiosks!

THE GAFFER SAYS:

On tomorrow's game: "A tough game against a good side, a very good side. The manager has done well there under difficult circumstances, fair play. They're a good side, a big club for this level.

"They've got good players and it will be a real good test of us, our structure and where we are because there are sides that are Premiership, or ex-Premiership sides at this level, and they're one of them. it'll be a tough test, but a great test for us."

On facing another side that's on a good run of form: "We run into a lot of form teams. It depends on who you play and what run of games certain people have had. Without being disrespectful, some people get those. We've come up against all the sort of top eight or ten, so it's been difficult for us to put runs of wins together, but you've got to play every team and it's that sort of run for us at the minute.

"They're a good side, but we're a good side, so let's not be – we're not fearing anyone. If they come here and are better than us in every department then so be it, but we're relishing this challenge and looking forward to it."

On Charlton's strike force: "They've got some potency there, Lyle Taylor and Karlan Grant are a real potent strike force at this level and we will have to be at our best.

"But, we're in good form at the minute, two back-to-back clean sheets, so we can't go into it in any better defensive form, so we will see. It's a wonderful game, full house. Charlton is a wonderful club, I have actually worked for them, so I know what a fantastic club it is, but I also know what a fantastic club we are."

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

WHO?

The Addicks have got off to a strong start, amassing 17 points after nine games which sees them sit in the play-off places. Their home form has been decent, matching the Hatters' tally of 10 points, whilst away from home they've been fairly strong as well. Aside from their opening day defeat at Sunderland, they are in superb form heading into today's game, winning all of their last four Sky Bet League One outings.

POWER COURT CAR PARKING

If you're driving to the game tomorrow, make sure you take advantage of the fantastic cheap parking available at Power Court. Click here for more info.

WHEN AND WHERE?

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

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are still available in person or by phone for tomorrow's game, so please get in touch with the ticket office. The Hatters have also had a box become available at the last minute. If you're interested in hiring it, please contact our Commercial Department on 01582 411622.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

Tomorrow's game will be refereed by Antony Coggins, who has so far overseen nine games this campaign, dishing out 38 yellow cards and one red card. His last game involving the Hatters was back in January, when he took charge of the Town's Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Peterborough United.

PLAYED BEFORE?

The Hatters have played Charlton on 71 occasions, winning 33 times and losing 24. The other 14 games have ended in draws.

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.


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