Date:Saturday February 17 2007
17 February 2007
Luton return to the Britannia Stadium to play Stoke, who in recet history ahve become a bit of a bogey team.
Despite playing well against them, Luotn seem destined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at their hands.
However, with points at a premium in the lower reaches of the division, I am sure the team will be doing their utmost to deliver an upset.
Mike Newell on www.lutontown.co.uk:
'Certainly last season's game was a massive disappointment because we played very well there, and for a large part of it we played with ten men, after Howard was sent off in the first 20 minutes.
'Then we conceded a late goal which was a bit of a worldy in the top corner.'
'It hit us hard that day but we'll go there the same as we go anywhere - aiming to beat them. You need to win games in this league, but points will add up eventually if we don't get beat.'
Midfield trio of Lee Hendrie, Salif Diao and Darel Russell all return from suspension, with last week's midfield of Dominic Matteo, Lee Martin and John Eustace probably vying for a place on the bench to accommodate them.
Ricardo Fuller and Mamady Sidibe (back from a trip to France after becoming a father in mid-week) should form the strikeforce with Adam Rooney on the bench. Vincent Pericard remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Can provide the drive to win matches and will 'win' free kicks or penalties due to the 'lightness of his balance' ;-)
Markus Heikkinen returns after a long lay-off with a gashed shin. Dean Morgan and Lewis Emanuel are fit again but the game comes too soon for Feeney, Brkovic, Barnett and others!
He has had a couple of weeks training with the players now and it is to be hoped that he can cause a few surprises in the Stoke penalty area.
Overall Luton's record against Stoke is won 9 drawn 12 and lost 16 but in recent years it has not been good.
2006 H 2-2
005/6 H 2-3 away 1-2
0/01 H 1-2 away 3-1
9/00 H 2-1 A 1-2
8/9 H 1-2 A 1-3
5/96 H 1-2 A 0-5
so in the last 11 Luton have won 2 drawn 1 lost 8
Stoke 2-1 Luton Prove me wrong lads! ( and I don't mean go and lose 5-1!)
Tuesday 20th February 7-45 pm Home v Sheffield Wednesday
aturday 24th February 3 pm Away v Crystal Palace
Date:Saturday February 17 2007
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