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Match Preview | Norwich City (H)

24 December 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Norwich City (H)

24 December 2022

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The Hatters return home for the final home match of 2022 as they welcome Norwich City to Kenilworth Road.

The 7:45pm kick-off is being broadcasted live on Sky Sports and is the first taste in the home dugout for manager Rob Edwards, who took charge of his first Luton match over two weeks ago.

We would like to ask all inside the ground on Monday to stand for a minute's applause in the 17th minute to remember Fred Young who sadly passed away aged 102 on November 17th. 

Fred was a well-known and well-liked Luton supporter who had followed the club up and down the country for over 80 years, past his 100th birthday. 

 

The opposition: 

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Norwich City have won one and lost one on their return to action since the World Cup break as they currently find themselves fifth in the league.

Experienced manager Dean Smith has held his position at the club since November 2021 after previous spells with Walsall, Brentford and Aston Villa. Following a playing career spanning over 500 matches in all competitions, the now 51-year-old is hoping to take the Canaries straight back to the Premier League.

Josh Sargent is amongst the top scorers in the Champioinship with nine goals in 21 league matches so far this season, whilst his forward partner Teemu Pukki has provided four goals and four assists. 

 

Last time we met: 

Carlton Morris returned to Carrow Road and scored the winning goal, condemning Norwich City to a third straight defeat in the Sky Bet Championship. 

The forward placed his seventh goal of the season beyond Angus Gunn after a couple of slick step-overs to deceive defender Grant Hanley as the Hatters stretched their unbeaten run to seven games.

The Hatters have been victorious on the last two occasions when Norwich have visited Kenilworth Road - winning 3-1 twice in the 2020/21 campaign.

 

Ticket information: 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eticketing.co.uk/lutontown or via phone on 01582 416976. You can choose to receive your tickets either digitally to enable you to print at home or send to any smartphone. You can also choose to collect a matchday ticket on the day of the game. Postage will be also be offered.  

The Price Category for this fixture is Category B:

  • Adult: £27
  • Over 65 / Under 22: £22
  • Over 75 / Under 19: £19
  • Youth Under 17: £10
  • Junior Under 10: £7

Season Card holders who are not able to attend can take advantage of the buyback process and receive vouchers for catering units or either Club Shop. Requests to cancel your seats must be received at least 24 hours prior to the date of the game by email to ticketoffice@lutontown.co.uk.

 

How to follow: 

  • Text updates on the Match Centre
  • Twitter and Facebook updates
  • Watch LIVE on Sky Sports

For supporters who want to watch or listen to all available iFollow matches this season and have access to exclusive content, including pre-match press conferences and player interviews, subscription details can be found HERE.

Simon Pitts is on iFollow Hatters commentary and audio match passes are available for every match for £2.50.

this match will not be available on the live iFollow stream to overseas subscribers in countries where the EFL has agreed an international broadcast deal, and the local broadcaster elects to show it.

In a change for the 2022-23 season, however, if the local broadcaster elects NOT to show the match, then it WILL be available on the iFollow stream for overseas supporters in that country. Click HERE for more information.

 

The officials:

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Referee: Tim Robinson

Assistant Referees: Nigel Lugg and Andrew Fox

Fourth Official: Leigh Doughty

The man in the middle on Monday evening is Tim Tobinson. 

He last refereed a Luton match in November, officiating the 1-0 away win against Blackpool.

So far this term, has taken charge of 17 matches - 15 of which in the Championship - dishing out 69 yellow cards and three reds.


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