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SEASON PREVIEW: LUTON TOWN

2 August 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Here's our friends at Luton Town...


Luton Town

Address: Kenilworth Road, Maple Road East, Luton, LU4 8AW

Stadium capacity: 10,356

Manager: Nathan Jones


Transfers
In

Danny Hylton (Oxford United), Johnny Mullins (Oxford United), Glen Rea (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alan Sheehan (Bradford City), Jordan Cook (Walsall) and Christian Walton (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion).


Out
Paul Benson (released), Isaac Galliford (released), Scott Griffiths (released), Ryan Hall (released), Jake Howells (Eastleigh), Elliott Justham (Dagenham & Redbridge), Alex Lawless (released), Paddy McCourt (released), Mark Onyemah (released), Matt Robinson (Dagenham & Redbridge), Luke Trotman (released) and Curtley Williams (Dagenham & Redbridge)

Last Season
In their second season back in the Football League, the Hatters finished 11th; three places worse off than the previous season. However, it wasn’t a bad season overall; just one marred with inconsistency. One week would see Luton losing 3-0 away to struggling Newport, with another week seeing the Hatters beat promoted Oxford at the Kassam Stadium 3-2. With three managers in one season, Luton fans will be hoping that Nathan Jones can bring some consistency.

Key Players
In terms of attacking thrust, the Hatters aren’t short of it, with Craig Mackail-Smith, Jack Marriott, Cameron McGeehan, Josh McQuoid and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu all expected to impress, alongside new signing from Oxford, Danny Hylton. As well as going forward, another signing from Oxford in Johnny Mullins will provide strength in defence alongside captain Scott Cuthbert. With plenty of big names in the squad, it’s a case of whether or not these players gel consistently.

SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 9/1
Promotion- 2/1
Relegation- 33/1
Top 7- 10/11

Fixtures
Stevenage v Luton Town, Saturday 20th August 2016
Luton Town v Stevenage, Saturday 11th March 2017

Video
Michael Tonge's late penalty gave Boro all three points at Kenilworth Road in early April...



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