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Introducing: Luton Town must wake up at Kenilworth Road

Introducing: Luton Town must wake up at Kenilworth Road - Introducing

Could Luton Town and Mick Harford do the unthinkable? Could they be about to win back-to-back promotions and be playing Championship football next season? Well, the League One table sure does make for some good reading.

The Hatters continue to pick up a number of impressive results as they have managed to build a five-point gap between them and Barnsley, and with just eight league matches to go, there must be a real sense that things are on the up for those connected to the Kenilworth Road outfit.

However, there must also be a cause for concern surrounding the Bedfordshire club, as results are not as good as they can be and standards do appear to have dropped slightly as the season starts to come to an end.

Yes, the club have really taken well to their debut season in League One this year, having gone on an unbeaten run of 25 matches (and still counting!), however, when taking a closer look, fans will know that they have dropped points along the way of their marvellous campaign.

In their last five matches, Luton have drawn three of those – with home fixtures against Coventry City and Gillingham and long-old away day at Plymouth Argyle. In the two clashes that were played at home, Harford’s side took the lead in both games (with the Gills going behind twice), which could be seen as four points dropped and a massive nine-point advantage at the top of the table.

Admittedly, it is always hard to be able to win every week. However, only Sunderland have lost fewer games than the Hatters this season, whilst Barnsley are the only side to have conceded fewer goals so far.

But, despite the position Luton currently find themselves in, they must start to wake up and start to see their games out, especially those at Kenilworth Road. Due to the nature of their current stadium, it can provide a rather intimate atmosphere and one that visiting teams will hardly ever enjoy when making the trip to Bedfordshire.

With just Doncaster Rovers, Blackpool, AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United left to play in front of their home crowd, they are arguably some of the hardest games still left to play as each team still has something to play for – whether it be promotion or to remain in League One for next season.

Things started well for Luton this season before what was the potentially damaging departure of Nathan Jones to Stoke City, however, the Hatters and Harford showed that they knew what they were doing and have managed to continue to push on with full steam ahead.


It would be a real shame if the next four matches at Kenilworth Road became an issue for the club and made their hopes of winning promotion to the Championship a little harder than it really has to be at this stage of the competition.

Luton fans, do you think the club will be able to take the wins from Kenilworth Road in their final four matches? Or do you think they will have to do all the hard work away from home? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.


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