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FA Cup preview | Grimsby Town (A)

7 February 2023

Club News

FA Cup preview | Grimsby Town (A)

7 February 2023

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Luton Town head to Blundell Park for an Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round replay against Grimsby Town.

The League Two side forced a replay following a 2-2 draw at Kenilworth Road 10 days ago with the winner set to face Premier League side Southampton in the Fifth Round on Wednesday 1st March. 

 

Rob Edwards said: 

(Click HERE to watch the gaffer's press conference in full)

“We’ve got this one now which I recognise is a very difficult game and a really big game that we value. Then we have a really tough week next week with three important league games again. We have to manage the group as best as possible but at the same time the message is the same – we want to win the game.”

 

The opposition:

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Grimsby Town have beaten Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge United and Burton Albion on route to Saturday's Fourth Round tie. The League Two outfit have completed a triple scalp of League One sides and are now hoping to go one further and book a tie against Premier League outfit Southampton. 

Harry Clifton scored in the last meeting and won Man of the Match as he increased his goal tally to seven goals from midfield this season.

Grimsby won 3-0 at the weekend against Crewe Alexandra in League Two but all three goalscorers - including John McAtee - aren't available to feature this evening. 

 

Last time we met:

The two sides contested an entertaining 2-2 draw at Kenilworth Road 10 days ago. Gavan Holohan headed Grimsby in front before Elijah Adebayo responded from the penalty spot. Jordan Clark scored a brilliant goal to give Luton an advantage but the away side drew level within sixty seconds to set-up a replay. 

 

Ticket information:

Grimsby have advised 'Pay on the Day' by CASH will now also be available at the Away Turnstiles (15 to 18). There is however, an increase of £2 in the price of all Adult and Concessions prices. Junior prices will remain the same.

All collections will also be available from outside the Away Turnstiles (15 to 18).

 

How to follow:

  • Text updates on the Match Centre
  • Twitter and Facebook updates
  • Listen LIVE on iFollow Hatters

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.

The only way to watch the match live is from Blundell Park with tickets still available to pay on the day.

 

The officials: 

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Referee: Sam Barrott

Assistant Referees: Graeme Fyvie and Abbas Khan

Fourth Official: Andrew Kitchen

The man in the middle on Tuesday evening is Sam Barrott.

He hasn't previously officiated a Luton Town match, predominately taking charge of League One and League Two matches this season.

So far this term, Barrott has taken charge of 30 matches, dishing out 84 yellow cards and two reds.


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