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Flitcroft Relishing Boxing Day Encounter

Read The Gaffer's Thoughts Ahead Of Today's Game

26 December 2017

Swindon Town Boss Dave Flitcroft is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Luton Town this afternoon.

The table-topping Hatters are the visitors to The Energy Check County Ground on Boxing Day (3pm Kick-Off) and the Reds will be hoping to upset the odds and do the double over The Hatters.

"I've done this for ten years and I've never had the players in on Christmas Day," he said.

"I've always had a fantastic response from the players. 

"Some teams get the players in on Christmas Eve, some get them in on Christmas Day and everyone is different. 

"The players were in on Christmas Eve and then they had Christmas Day with their families. 

"Luton have got a bit of everything, they've got goalscorers, they've got defenders who can defend and they've got real experience in that team.

"They take your breath away at home and away from home they've got a grittiness about them, so it is going to be a difficult task.

"But, certainly after the win on Saturday, the lads should be in a good place mentally and it is now about getting them prepared and focussed for the game.

"Luton have got a bit of everything, they've got goalscorers, they've got defenders who can defend and they've got real experience in that team. They take your breath away at home and away from home they've got a grittiness about them, so it is going to be a difficult task."

Dave Flitcroft

"We've beat Luton once this season so let's hope we can do it again.

"We're looking forward to the challenge."

And Flitcroft has revealed his admiration for Boxing Day football with a bumper crowd expected at SN1 today.

"Boxing Day is always a brilliant game - it is tradition," he added.

"It is what I've always done and people want football over the Christmas period. 

"You take your lad if you've been stuck in the house for a couple of days and you want to get him back into football.

"I love Christmas football."


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