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PREVIEW: LUTON TOWN (H)

30 December 2022

All you need to know ahead of our next Sky Bet Championship fixture

- Huddersfield Town vs Luton Town
- 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium
- Available to watch on iFollow HTAFC

For our first home game in the new year, we welcome Luton Town to the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday 1 January; 3pm kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship.

It was an end-to-end affair in the reverse fixture earlier this season, with Town coming away from Kenilworth Road with a point following a 3-3 draw. Having since changed coach with Nathan Jones joining Premier League side Southampton, the Hatters will be looking to build on their two successive wins under new boss Rob Edwards as they come off of a home win over Norwich City and a 3-0 away win against QPR on Thursday 29 December.

Town come into this game looking to build on their first back-to-back wins of the season against Preston North End away on Boxing Day and then a 2-0 win at home against Rotherham United on Thursday 29 December.

THE OPPOSITION

Luton Town have made a remarkable comeback in the EFL, having been playing in League Two to five seasons later returning to the Sky Bet Championship after a 12-year absence.

A season of change for the Kenilworth Road based side, Rob Edwards was appointed manager of Luton Town in November 2022 following the departure of Nathan Jones. Edwards signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club, coincidentally having been relieved on his duties by Luton's rivals Watford earlier this season.

The Hatters currently sit seventh in the Sky Bet Championship table, after their win against QPR, on 36 points.

ONES TO WATCH

Carlton Morris

Morris is the top scorer for Luton Town so far this season, joining the Hatters over the summer from Barnsley. He has become well established in the EFL after playing for clubs such as Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United and Barnsley and, in his first season with the Tykes, scored seven goals in just seven starts as the Tykes burst into the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs. The 27-year-old has already scored 10 goals and assisted five more so far this season.

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Luke Freeman

Freeman joined the Hatters as a free agent in July after leaving Sheffield United and is best known for playing in midfield. Prior to his move to Sheffield United, he had long stints with Stevenage, Bristol City and QPR – making over 100 appearances at each club. During his stay with the Blades while they were in the Premier League, he went on loan to Nottingham Forest in the 2020/21 season to get more regular game time. The 30-year-old has appeared in 20 matches for the Hatters so far this season, scoring two goals and one assist and has made over 14 key passes.

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Dan Potts

The former West Ham defender has made over 200 appearances for the Hatters having joined the club in 2015. The 28-year-old has captained Luton in FA Cup matches against Cambridge United and Chelsea, before leading the team to successive league victories against Preston North End and Hull City during the 2021/22 season. Although he was mssing due to injury for a large period of last season, Potts has a noticeable presence when he’s on the pitch which he’s come to show this season, with an average of 61.5% of his shots on target.

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TEAM NEWS

Head Coach Mark Fotheringham will provide full team news at his next press conference on Friday 30 December 2022.

KIT

Town will be wearing their famous blue and white stripes when they welcome Luton Town to the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon to start off the new year.

CLICK HERE to get your 2022/23 home kit!

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HOW TO WATCH

Tickets are on sale online now – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the Ticket Office.

Adults - £25
65s and over - £20
18s and under - £15
Under-11s - £10

DISABLED SUPPORTERS

Disabled supporters should pay their relevant price class, with a companion ticket free of charge.

Tickets for wheelchair users are priced at £20, with a companion ticket free of charge.

iFOLLOW HTAFC

If you’re unable to attend the game on Sunday afternoon, you can watch and listen along via iFollow HTAFC!

A single match pass for the Terriers game at the John Smith’s Stadium is just £10, and supporters will be able to stream the full 90 minutes of action for that price.

Live audio commentary will be available for the game when you purchase either a Monthly Pass or Audio Match Pass. You can purchase a Monthly Pass for £4.49 or an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.

CLICK HERE to sign up to iFollow HTAFC.


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