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MATCH PREVIEW | LUTON TOWN V COVENTRY CITY

22 February 2019

The Hatters welcome Coventry City on Sunday as Mick Harford's side look to go 17 Sky Bet League One games unbeaten at Kenilworth Road.

A reminder to supporters that the game will kick-off at 12pm, and will not be available to watch live on iFollow Hatters, due to it being live on Sky Sports. Simon Pitts' full match commentary will be available as usual though.

Town's last outing in front of a home crowd saw Harford's team make it 20 league games in total since they last tasted defeat at Kenilworth Road, as Wycombe were beaten 3-0 thanks to goals from James Collins and George Moncur.

Victory for the Town would help them further cement their spot at the top of the division, whilst Coventry will look to boost their play-off hopes as they push for a spot in the play-off places.

MICK HARFORD SAYS:

On Mark Robins' Coventry side: "I know Mark very well. He will set his team up in the way they want to set it up. It looks to me like they've found a shape they quite enjoy playing, whether they stick to that we don't know.

"We have made our players aware of what we think they will come as. They're a very, very competitive team, they're hard working. Mark gets them working. They've got a front four that are dangerous, they play with a ten just in behind the striker – they're a real dangerous outfit.

"They've got a few good midfield players, Bayliss is going to be a good player, playing alongside Kelly, who dictates play and looks to get on the ball. So it's going to be a tough game for us, a tough game."

On the players he has available: "More or less everyone is fit, it's a massive bonus for us for the run in to have everyone fit and everyone fighting for places. You look at the bench, the bench is strong, the squad is strong. Hopefully everyone stays fit, everyone keeps competing and we have real competition for places until the end of the season. We pick a team, we pick a squad and we pick a bench for certain games. Some people might miss out and we've had a meeting about that in terms of who might not be involved, but at the end of the day, there's a massive goal for everyone, there's a massive prize if we come out at the right end and 100 per cent everyone in the squad will play their part in whatever happens. That's the way we will take it forward."

WHO?

After a patchy start, Coventry began to find their stride in the third tier, going on a five-game winning run in October. Mark Robins picked up the Manager of the Month award for his team's performances, but the award's curse struck and the Sky Blues didn't win another game until Boxing Day. Their form has recovered though, and they've won five out of their last ten.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is at 12pm at Kenilworth Road on Sunday 24th February.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

This Sunday's game will be refereed by Ross Joyce. He has overseen 33 games this season, dishing out 119 yellow cards and three red cards.

TICKET INFORMATION

Only seats with a restricted view are now available to buy in home sections, so please contact the Ticket Office at the earliest opportunity to secure your seat!

POWER COURT CAR PARKING

Parking at Power Court on Sunday will be available as if it were a Saturday home game – as long as the permit is presented in your dashboard! Click here for more details on how to get a permit.

AWAY SUPPORTERS

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

PLAYED BEFORE?

The visitors will no doubt be hoping to mimic their result from their last outing here, when they took all three points in a 3-0 win, with the motivation no doubt even greater having been defeated on their own turf earlier on this season by the Hatters, when Matty Pearson and James Collins grabbed the goals in a 2-1 win.

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 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.

The game will not be available for international subscribers, due to the fact it will be live on Sky Sports.


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