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Thank you, Hatters!

Manager and CEO pay tribute to travelling Town fans for their Stamford Bridge support

26 August 2023

Club News

Thank you, Hatters!

Manager and CEO pay tribute to travelling Town fans for their Stamford Bridge support

26 August 2023

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Following the ovation the travelling Town support gave to the squad and staff after Friday’s Premier League game at Chelsea, manager Rob Edwards and CEO Gary Sweet have paid tribute to the fans who stayed well after the final whistle to show their appreciation of the team’s efforts.

Edwards said: “When our supporters are clapping us off like that at the end, it makes me really proud - proud of them, the lads and proud to represent the whole football club.  

“Throughout the game they were incredible, and the players feed off it. They all spoke about it. 

“But what I witnessed, felt and saw at the end, I’ve not seen that before. Maybe abroad, but the passion they showed, that was special and it was emotional.  

“The connection we’ve all got now with our supporters is unique. No-one will go to Stamford Bridge and lose a game of football and have their fans do that at the end. Thank you to every single one of them.  

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“They were amazing and they were amazing because they saw their team compete and give everything. We were right in that game for large spells.  

“The fans can see the effort that the players put in and we were brave, we really tried to be aggressive when we could, tried to take the ball, which we did, and we did give everything. 

“Now we go home, and it’ll be different again. The intensity at the Kenny is really special. It’s a unique place. We are really looking forward to being at home in front of our supporters for two matches, first Gillingham and then West Ham, and really making it count. 

“This week is going to be so special, a real positive for us.” 

 

Sweet said: “On behalf of the board, my heartfelt thanks goes to every single one of those 3,054 Hatters at Stamford Bridge for their constant noise and encouragement of the team for 90-plus minutes.   

“As a board made up of Luton Town supporters, it gave us goosebumps to witness such loyal backing of Rob and the team after the final whistle in what was another encouraging performance on our return to the top-flight.  

“Eleven years ago, we were losing at home to AFC Telford in the National League. Your support never waivered then. Now, on the biggest stage, you are showing the world what Luton Town means to you. 

“Conference champions, you’ll never sing that – also proves your sense of humour, and not only do we embrace that we also thank you for your well-mannered behaviour at the Bridge.  

“We saw last season how important supporter backing helped so now it’s time to transfer the energy and decibel level from Brighton and Chelsea to a four-sided Kenilworth Road next week.” 

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