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Match Preview | Burnley (A)

11 January 2024

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Match Preview | Burnley (A)

11 January 2024

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Luton Town have a six-pointer for their first Premier League game of 2024 as we travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Friday night, live on TNT Sports in the UK.

Rob Edwards’ side left 2023 with a six-point week in the top-flight after back-to-back wins against Newcastle United and Sheffield United before defeat against Chelsea.

Vincent Kompany’s Clarets have lost their last three games in all competitions since their away win at Fulham last month.

 

The opposition

Zeki Amdouni celebrating his goal at Aston Villa.

Kompany arrived at Turf Moor after a successful playing career, particularly at Manchester City, and a great start to his managerial career at Anderlecht.

The former Belgium international joined Burnley at the start of last season and guided the Clarets to the Championship title, clinching the top spot at their rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Burnley have lost 10 of the last 12 Premier League games in which they have conceded a goal, most recently drawing 1-1 at Brighton in December.

The Clarets have lost nine of their 10 Premier League home games this season, the only side in English top-flight history to lose nine of their first 10 on home soil in a campaign.

This is the first time Burnley are hosting Luton in a top-flight match since January 1975.

 

Words from Rob

Rob Edwards smiling during a press conference.

“That game in October was close and we competed with them but we needed to press at the right time and at times our timing was off.

“They will be confident now they’re playing at home but we showed in the second half of the first game we could hurt them which was encouraging.

“We’re a bit more streetwise since and form’s important – and we’re in good form. The big thing now for us that we know we can compete at this level; we’re difficult to beat and getting points off.

“We see every game is an opportunity for three points and if we can get that, and jump out for a few hours at least, then great. But there’s a long way to go in this season.

“We’ll concentrate on this game, it’s a good challenge, a difficult game. Burnley have hurt bigger and better teams than us this year.”

 

Last meeting at Turf Moor

Dan Potts celebrating his goal at Burnley with his teammates.

Luton took a point from Burnley in Kompany’s first home match in charge back in August 2022.

Dan Potts scored after five minutes to give the Hatters the lead before Josh Brownhill fired the Clarets level in the second half.

 

Last time out

Alfie Doughty taking on Josh Dacres-Cogley against Bolton.

League One high-flyers Bolton Wanderers visited Kenilworth Road last Sunday and earned an Emirates FA Cup third round replay after a goalless draw with the Hatters.

Alfie Doughty hit the post in the final 15 minutes and that was the closest Luton came to advancing to the fourth round on the day.

 

Team news

Jacob Brown walking into Bramall Lane.

Jacob Brown suffered a knee injury which kept him out of the cup game against Bolton and is suspended for this fixture after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Chelsea.

Issa Kaboré has travelled out for Burkina Faso’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign so he will be unavailable for selection.

Marvelous Nakamba and Tom Lockyer are also unavailable, while Potts and Reece Burke edge closer to being fit.

 

Officials

Referee Tony Harrington.

The referee for our fixture against Burnley will be Tony Harrington.

39 yellow cards and two red cards have been handed out by Harrington across his nine games this season.

We last had a game ran by Harrington when we beat QPR at Kenilworth Road back in October 2022.

 

Referee: Tony Harrington

Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Matthew Wilkes

Fourth Official: Craig Pawson

VAR: Peter Bankes

AVAR: Constantine Hatzidakis

 

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Luton Town Football Club has committed in its customer charter to providing safe match-day experiences for all supporters regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and this applies equally to home and away fixtures.

In the event that any Luton supporters do make discriminatory chants, the Club will work with the police and football authorities to help identify such individuals. Any such fans would then face the strictest club sanctions, including football banning orders that would prevent them attending any matches, in addition to any criminal charges.

The Club can also be held responsible for the behaviour of its supporters, which could lead to substantial fines being imposed.

As a diverse and inclusive football club, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our fellow Premier League clubs in supporting the FA’s ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ campaign and call on all fans to enjoy the game in a positive spirit.

Please email myvoice@lutontown.co.uk if you have any concerns and to report incidents at a Luton Town fixture. You can also report incidents via Kick it Out's free, confidential reporting app on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Fan information

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