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FA Cup preview | Grimsby Town (H)

27 January 2023

Club News

FA Cup preview | Grimsby Town (H)

27 January 2023

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Luton Town host League Two side Grimsby Town in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

The Hatters book the home tie courtesy of a 98th minute winner from Elijah Adebayo in a replay victory against Wigan Athletic, whilst Grimsby overcame Burton Albion in the previous round.


Rob Edwards said: 

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

"The only way we win is by winning this weekend. We accept that, we know we’re favourites, we’re at home, up against a team a couple of divisions below and we know what we have to do but all the while respecting Grimsby, recognising that they’ve knocked out three teams already from the league above them."

"It’s certainly not going to be easy, we’ve got to make sure that we’re at it, we’re respectful and incredibly hard-working as we have been because that is what helps us win football matches."


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 at Kenilworth Road.

Following promotion to the division last season after a extra-time play-off final victory against Solihull Moors, the Mariners are currently 16th in the league with two wins in their last five matches.

Midfielder Harry Clifton is their leading scorer this season with six goals, closely followed by Otis Khan with five, meanwhile striker and Town loanee John McAtee is illegible to feature.


Last time we met:

The two teams last went head-to-head in League Two during Town's promotion from the division in 2018. James Collins scored a second half winner, reacting quickest from Luke Berry's free-kick that came off the bar.


Ticket information:

All remaining seats will be available to supporters with a previous purchase history online.

Any new supporters that may wish to purchase tickets for this game can contact the Ticket Office on 01582 416 976 or in person at the Luton Town Ticket Office. At this time, season ticket holders and members can also buy additional tickets.                            

The prices for this fixture are as follows:

  • Adult: £14
  • Over-65 / Under-22: £10
  • Over-75 / Under-19: £10
  • Youth Under-17: £3
  • Acc Junior Under-10: £1


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 officials:


Referee: Tim Robinson

Assistant Referees: James Wilson and Lisa Rashid

Fourth Official: Craig Hicks

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is Matt Donohue.

He last refereed the Hatters on Boxing Day against Norwich City.

So far this term, Robinson has taken charge of 22 matches - 18 of which in the Championship - dishing out 87 yellow cards and six reds.

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