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MATCH PREVIEW | LUTON TOWN V HULL CITY

20 September 2019

The Hatters will be hosting a Family Fun Day tomorrow as they welcome Hull City to Kenilworth Road, with Graeme Jones’ team aiming to bounce back after losing against QPR last Saturday.

There's plenty going on for the Family Fun Day which will be hosted outside the front of the Kenilworth Road End, so please make sure you get down to the ground nice and early to check it out.

The 3-2 defeat at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium came after a run of three consecutive wins for the Town - beating Barnsley, Cardiff in the Carabao Cup and Huddersfield Town, which secured their first home victory of the season.

With seven points after the first seven matches of the season, Luton sit 16th in the table, whilst their counterparts Hull are below in 20th.

The Tigers have drawn their last two games in the Championship as Wigan denied them a valuable three points in their last match, with an equaliser in the 75th minute to level the game at 2-2.

Hull’s only win of the season thus far came in their first home match of the campaign, a 2-1 victory against Reading.

Contactless card payment will be available around the ground at food and drink kiosks, so please take advantage of this to speed up queuing.

 

GRAEME JONES SAID:

Please be aware – these quotes are taken from Graeme’s press conference on Thursday

On Harry Cornick: “I’ve been really impressed with him, he’s not a squad player, he’s not a substitute, Harry is a guy that has been a really effective player for us. I think Harry is starting to realise that his role has changed and he’s taking responsibility and getting stronger, but he still had to come off after 80 minutes because his body isn’t used to the physicality. He is getting stronger and stronger every week.”

On Grant McCann and what threat his team possesses: “I haven’t come up against Grant McCann at all but obviously Doncaster is one of my former clubs so I followed their progress and they were a challenge tactically. I watched their play-off game last season and they were really competitive with some good players.

“I’ve watched Hull in detail. I watched their last match against Wigan, watched them against Forest, and they are capable of hurting you, like every single Championship club, us included. Hopefully on Saturday they won’t and we will - and we will win the game.

“Grant knows Luton, he’s been here with Doncaster, so he’s got a bit of experience of what’s to come.”

Matthew Pennington is currently on-loan at Hull City from Everton, whom Graeme Jones was assistant at under Roberto Martinez. He is looking forward to seeing the defender again, saying: “Matty is a right-sided centre back. A really intelligent boy, really competitive and good in the air. He was at Ipswich on-loan last season and he’s a good boy Matty, I look forward to seeing him on Saturday.”

 

WHO?

Relegated from the Premier League in 2017, Hull City are now playing their third consecutive season in the Championship. Manager Grant McCann joined the KCOM Stadium outfit in June 2019 after a successful one-year spell with Doncaster Rovers, when he led them to the play-off semi final stages.

 

WHEN AND WHERE?

Kick-off is 3pm at Kenilworth Road on Saturday 21st September.

 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Saturday’s game will by refereed by Andy Madley – who has taken charge of two games so far this campaign, dishing out seven yellow cards and one red card.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the fixture are now sold out - but season ticket holders who can't attend the game should take advantage of our buy-back scheme. More info on that can be found by clicking here.

 

AWAY SUPPORTERS

If you’re a Hull City supporter making your way to Kenilworth Road tomorrow, make sure you have a read of our away supporters guide to get the most out of your trip to Luton, which you can access by clicking here.

 

PLAYED BEFORE?

In total the Hatters have played Hull City 39 times, defeating them 16 times, drawing eight and losing 15. The last meeting between the two sides took place at Kenilworth Road in 2007 as the Hatters fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat.

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION

The main blow-by-blow action 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. 

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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