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Match Preview | Stoke City (H)

3 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Stoke City (H)

3 February 2023

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Luton Town host Stoke City at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon looking for a second consecutive league victory of the week.

Following a late win against Cardiff City on Tuesday night, Rob Edwards' side have the opportunity to maintain their place in the play-offs with a positive result.


Paul Trollope said: 

(Click HERE to watch his pre-match press conference in full)

"They’ve got an experience manager who knows his way around the division, has had success in the division, big football club, got some good players, they’ve added well in the window, so again, another tough Championship game.

"We want to follow up on Tuesday night and make sure that we attack it in the right way, we will be respectful of the opposition as always, but we want to make sure we really focus on us, focus on what we do well, focus on our processes, look at things from the other night we need to improve, but go in a confident and positive frame of mind."


The opposition:


Stoke City are 18th in the Sky Bet Championship coming into Saturday's game, having claimed one win in their last five league outings. 

Before Emirates FA Cup progression against Stevenage last weekend, Alex Neil's side recorded their highest win of the season - a 4-0 victory over Reading. Jacob Brown was of the four scorers on that day and is the Potters' joint-top goalscorer with captain Lewis Baker, who also has five assists to his name.


Last time we met:

Nathan Jones' second Luton tenure ended in a 2-0 defeat against Stoke in November. An early header from Nick Powell as followed 10 minutes later by a Tom Lockyer own goal.

In the previous meeting in February, goals from Danny Hylton and Cameron Jerome gave the Hatters a vital victory at the Bet365 Stadium.


Family Fun Day: 

Join us pre-match for an afternoon of activities on the Kenilworth Apron. There will be plenty for all to get involved in, including a DJ set, Community Trust inflatable activity and giveaways.

Beds Prostate Cancer Support Group will be doing a collection during this event as well.

There will also be a beer festival including local beer and cider from Leighton Buzzard and Kelchner Breweries.


Ticket information: 

Tickets can be purchased online at 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.  

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Ticket Office between 10am and 3pm weekdays. (except Wednesday’s)                              

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


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 joined by Under 18 Head Coach Alan McCormack 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: 


Referee: Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referees: Nigel Lugg and Robert Hyde

Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is Dean Whitestone.

He last refereed a Luton match in August last year, officiating the 1-0 home defeat against Preston North End.

So far this term, Whitestone has taken charge of 20 matches - 14 of which in the Championship - dishing out 61 yellow cards and two reds.

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