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PREVIEW: TOWN V LUTON TOWN

6 December 2016

Town will be looking to secure their place in the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy when they host Luton Town at The County Ground later (7.45pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ side know a victory would prolong their stay in the competition but a defeat in normal time or via a penalty shootout would send them out of it.


Whilst the Reds had a break from action over the weekend, Luton ran out 6-2 winners over Solihull Moors in the FA Cup Second Round on Saturday.


The last meeting between these two sides occurred in 2014 when a Michael Smith brace secured a 2-1 win for the Robins in the First Round of the League Cup at Kenilworth Road.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Luton have locked horns on 103 occasions with the Reds winning 36 of those, although the Hatters are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 46 victories to their name.


FULL RECORD V LUTON TOWN:


P103 W36 D21 L46 F158 A190


TICKET NEWS:


and supporters will also be able to purchase tickets on the gate prior to kick-off this evening.www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontownTickets for tonight’s game are still available online at


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - DWLLDW


LUTON TOWN - LWWLDW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Jon Obika/Michael Doughty/ Nathan Delfouneso (3)


LUTON TOWN - Danny Hylton (13)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - Young midfielder Tom Smith is suspended for tonight’s game but Conor Thomas could feature after missing the victory over Bradford City due to having to serve a one-match ban.


Michael Doughty, Jordan Stewart and Nathan Thompson are still on the road to recovery but Yaser Kasim will be given every chance to feature, although Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill is unlikely to be risked.


LUTON TOWN - Striker Craig Mackail-Smith could feature after missing his side’s FA Cup victory over the weekend, while both James Justin (head) and Alex Gilliead (ankle) will be assessed prior to kick-off.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “We can get some idea (of team selection) but it would be foolish to think that we know exactly what team they are going to put out.


“Whatever team Luton put out on the pitch it will be strong and competitive, so we’re not going to take anything for granted at all.”


Nathan Jones, Luton Town Manager: “It will be a strong side, I won’t give too much away, but it will be a strong side that goes and takes on Swindon.


“Because we know Swindon hasn’t had a game on the weekend so they will be fresh, and we’re looking forward to the game.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Roger East


Assistants - Matthew Wilkes & Mark Scholes


Fourth Official - Brendan Malone


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Paul Allen, Graham French, David Preece, Jonathan Smith, Colin Todd, Kevin Watson, Sol Davis, Andy King, Sam Parkin, Steve White, Chris Ramsey, Paul Benson, Sammy Igoe, Yaser Kasim, David Moss, Luke Rooney, Tony Thorpe.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


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in the wake of the game.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full report and plenty of reaction on


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