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THE HATTERS' FIXTURES FOR THE 2020-21 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN!

21 August 2020

The Hatters will kick-off the 2020-21 Sky Bet Championship season with a trip to Oakwell to take on fellow last-day Great Escape artists Barnsley – before a home date with Derby is followed by the first local derby with recently-relegated Watford for 14 years.

The visit to Barnsley on Saturday 12th September is a well-trodden one for the Town in recent times, not to mention seven of our players who are former Tykes, with the two clubs having been promoted together from League One in 2018-19.

That season saw Nathan Jones’ side beaten 3-2 in south Yorkshire in a live TV game that immediately preceded a club record 28-match unbeaten league run, while last term our Oakwell trip produced the club’s first Championship victory in 12 years, with Jacob Butterfield, James Collins and Harry Cornick all on target inside the opening 31 minutes as Town ran out 3-1 winners.

Our first home match in the league comes on Saturday 19th September against Derby, who were beaten 3-2 on their last visit to Kenilworth Road in January when the Town fought back from a Wayne Rooney goal down to win 3-2 thanks to efforts from Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, Donervon Daniels and an OG by Jayden Bogle.

Saturday 26th September sees the club’s first visit to Vicarage Road for a Beds-Herts derby since 2006, when Ahmet Brkovic netted in a 1-1 draw played in front of 15,922 supporters. Unfortunately this one will be played behind closed doors, as we know all September fixtures at least will have to be, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The return fixture is scheduled for Saturday 17th April, providing neither club is involved in an FA Cup semi-final.

These opening Saturday fixtures could see Carabao Cup ties sandwiched in between should the Hatters see off Norwich in the first round tie that takes place at the Kenny on Saturday 5th September, then make further progress, as the opening four rounds are scheduled for midweeks through that month.

October sees just one match – a home date with newly-promoted Wycombe Wanderers – scheduled for October 3rd before the first international break.

The return to action on 17th October, with a visit from manager Jones’ former club Stoke City, triggers a spell of seven matches in three weeks before the next international break, with Nottingham Forest and Brentford making four October home games for the Hatters.

Looking further ahead, the festive programme will be book-ended by fixtures against AFC Bournemouth, who come to Kenilworth Road on Saturday 21st December before hosting us at the Vitality a month later on Saturday 16th January.

In between, we travel to Reading on Boxing Day before hosting Bristol City on Tuesday 29th December and QPR on Saturday 2nd January. The third round of the Emirates FA Cup, when the Town enter along with fellow Championship and Premier League clubs, is scheduled for Saturday 9th January.

Easter sees the return fixtures with Derby and Barnsley, before we end the season away at QPR on Saturday 8th May after tying up the home programme with the visit of Middlesbrough a week earlier.

Please note that at present this is a draft fixture list and all dates are subject to change.

 

LUTON TOWN - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES 2020-21

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Sat

Sep

5

 

 

Carabao Cup One

Sat

Sep

12

Barnsley

A

 

Wed

Sep

16

 

 

Carabao Cup Two

Sat

Sep

19

Derby County

H

 

Wed

Sep

23

 

 

Carabao Cup Three

Sat

Sep

26

Watford

A

 

Wed

Sep

30

 

 

Carabao Cup Four

Sat

Oct

3

Wycombe Wanderers

H

 

Sat

Oct

10

 

 

International Date

Sat

Oct

17

Stoke City

H

 

Tue

Oct

20

Millwall

A

 

Sat

Oct

24

Sheffield Wednesday

A

 

Wed

Oct

28

Nottingham Forest

H

 

Sat

Oct

31

Brentford

H

 

Wed

Nov

4

Rotherham United

A

 

Sat

Nov

7

Huddersfield Town

A

Emirates FA Cup 1

Sat

Nov

14

 

 

International Date

Sat

Nov

21

Blackburn Rovers

H

 

Tue

Nov

24

Birmingham City

H

 

Sat

Nov

28

Cardiff City

A

Emirates FA Cup 2

Wed

Dec

2

Norwich City

H

 

Sat

Dec

5

Swansea City

A

 

Tue

Dec

8

Coventry City

A

 

Sat

Dec

12

Preston North End

H

 

Wed

Dec

16

Middlesbrough

A

 

Sat

Dec

19

A.F.C. Bournemouth

H

 

Wed

Dec

23

 

 

Carabao Cup Five

Sat

Dec

26

Reading

A

 

Tue

Dec

29

Bristol City

H

 

Sat

Jan

2

Queens Park Rangers

H

 

Wed

Jan

6

 

 

Carabao Cup Semi-Final

Sat

Jan

9

 

 

Emirates FA Cup 3

Sat

Jan

16

A.F.C. Bournemouth

A

 

Wed

Jan

20

Brentford

A

 

Sat

Jan

23

Rotherham United

H

Emirates FA Cup 4

Sat

Jan

30

Blackburn Rovers

A

 

Sat

Feb

6

Huddersfield Town

H

 

Wed

Feb

10

 

 

Emirates FA Cup 5

Sat

Feb

13

Birmingham City

A

 

Tue

Feb

16

Cardiff City

H

 

Sat

Feb

20

Stoke City

A

 

Tue

Feb

23

Millwall

H

 

Sat

Feb

27

Sheffield Wednesday

H

 

Sun

Feb

28

 

 

Carabao Cup Final

Tue

Mar

2

Nottingham Forest

A

 

Sat

Mar

6

Norwich City

A

 

Sat

Mar

13

Swansea City

H

 

Tue

Mar

16

Coventry City

H

 

Sat

Mar

20

Preston North End

A

Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final

Sat

Mar

27

 

 

International Date

Fri

Apr

2

Derby County

A

 

Mon

Apr

5

Barnsley

H

 

Sat

Apr

10

Wycombe Wanderers

A

 

Sat

Apr

17

Watford

H

Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final

Wed

Apr

21

Reading

H

 

Sat

Apr

24

Bristol City

A

 

Sat

May

1

Middlesbrough

H

 

Sat

May

8

Queens Park Rangers

A

 

Sat

May

15

 

 

Emirates FA Cup Final

 


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