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Match Preview | Birmingham City (A)

24 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Birmingham City (A)

24 February 2023

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Luton Town face Birmingham City at St Andrew's in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Hatters will look to put defeat against league leaders Burnley behind them as they head to the West Midlands.


Rob Edwards said: 

(Click HERE to watch Rob's pre-match press conference in full)

"It's a typical Championship test. I know they may have lost their last three games but they have been really tight games as well. Their last game against Norwich they had a right good go.

"Carrow Road is a difficult place to go as everyone knows, they ran, they worked really hard, they were positive and like normal we’re going to have to be ready to defend against some direct play, good dealing in transitions, they have some very good athletes in their team and they can play with real high intensity and energy.

"They have good individuals as well, I know they have one or two injuries but there could be a couple of people coming back that they have missed in recent weeks as well. It’s going to be another really difficult game, we have to go into it with the same mentality as we did against Burnley last weekend."


The opposition:


Birmingham City come into the game on the back of three successive defeats in the Sky Bet Championship, most recently on Tuesday night against Norwich City. 

19th in the table but seven points clear of safety, John Eustace's side will be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible and the likely source of goals is striker Scott Hogan, who has 11 to his name so far this season, which included a hat-trick agains West Bromwich Albion earlier in the campaign. 

Manchester United loanee Hannibal has provided the most assists (6) and has been ever-present in league matches since he joined the club.


Last time we met:

The Hatters kicked off the 2022-23 campaign with a goalless draw against Birmingham City at Kenilworth Road.

Three summer signings made their competitive debuts in Ethan Horvath, Luke Freeman and number nine Carlton Morris - the latter who was paired with Elijah Adebayo up-front.

Harry Cornick arguably had the best chance during the 90 minutes but fired narrowly wide of the post after Allan Campbell won possession in midfield.


Ticket information: 

All tickets are now off sale for Saturday's visit to Birmingham City.

There will NOT be pay on the day and supporters are advised not to travel without a ticket.

Thank you for your brilliant support and we look forward to hearing 1,838 fans in full voice at St Andrew's!


How to follow:

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.

Match passes are available for international supporters anywhere outside of the UK costing £10 each.


The officials:

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Referee: David Webb

Assistant Referees: Jonathan Hunt and Adrian Waters

Fourth Official: Darren Handley

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is David Webb.

He last refereed a Luton match last month, officiating the 1-1 home FA Cup draw against Wigan Athletic.

So far this term, Webb has taken charge of 28 matches - 22 of which in the Championship - dishing out 87 yellow cards and five reds.

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