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MATCH PREVIEW | WEST BROM V LUTON TOWN

The Town take on the Baggies at the Hawthorns tomorrow...

31 January 2020

The Hatters face West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship tomorrow afternoon as Graeme Jones’ side aim to win their second game in succession.

After beating Derby County 3-2 in a thrilling match at Kenilworth Road in midweek, Town will look to move closer to safety with a positive result at the Hawthorns.

The Baggies have gone seven games without a win in the league and slipped down to second place following defeat to Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

International supporters will be able to stream and follow the game live on iFollow Hatters. Subscribers can tune into Simon Pitts’ full match commentary as well.

Supporters heading to the Hawthorns please note that catering outlets at the ground are card only and cash will not be accepted.  

Graeme Jones said:

(Please note that these quotes are from Graeme’s press conference on Thursday)

On player fitness: “Matty is sore. He’s ended up getting a pocket of blood on the hip which anybody who knows Matty Pearson, there’s only Matty Pearson that could have carried on an extra 25 minutes and get through half-time and stiffen up. He’s just an exceptional character but he’s sore with it so we’re assessing him, Sonny and Ryan Tunnicliffe in the next 24 to 48 hours, Tunns took a bit of a whack on his ankle so we will have to see.”

On returning to West Brom: “Yeah I’m looking forward to it. Wonderful football club and I mean wonderful, one per cent of me was disappointed there if I’m being honest, I know what happened to me and Darren. The rest, 99 per cent was magnificent, love the club and I mean that. Really, really settled and I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.”

On Slaven Bilic: “There is big responsibility, it’s a huge football club, absolutely huge and it’s not easy particularly playing at home because expectations there, you normally have to break a side down, but they’ve got an incredible manager in Slaven Bilic. I came up against him a lot when I was assistant, I’ve obviously managed against him now but tactically he’s really, really bright. He’s got some excellent footballers and we will have to be at our best as we were on Tuesday to get something.” 

Who? 

West Brom are a club steeped in history and until 2018 they spent eight consecutive seasons in the Premier League. They have won the FA Cup five times, the most recent being 1968. They have also lifted the Football League Cup and even won the First Division 100 years ago this season. 

When and where?

Kick-off is 3pm at The Hawthorns on Saturday 1st February.

Man in the middle?

The referee for Saturday's game is Stephen Martin - who has taken charge of 23 games this season, dishing out 51 yellows and two red cards.

Ticket information

Tickets for this fixture are still available for purchase from the Town ticket office.

Played before?

The Hatters welcomed Slaven Bilic’s side to Kenilworth Road in August, a match they narrowly lost 2-1.

The last time they travelled to West Brom for a league fixture was in January 2007 and that day also suffered a close defeat.

There have been 45 meetings between the two sides since 1897. West Brom hold the upper hand with 25 wins, whilst Luton have won 11 and shared nine draws. 

Follow the action

The main blow-by-blow action account of the action from The Hawthorns 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/


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