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Preview: Luton Town

10 February 2017

A look ahead to Saturday's game with the Hatters

Reds will be looking to build on Tuesday's hard-fought 0-0 draw away to Blackpool when we visit Luton Town on Saturday (3pm).

 

Dermot Drummy’s men go into their second of three away games in seven days looking to get another positive result on the road away from home.

 


The hosts occupy a play-off place ahead of the fixture and were emphatic 5-2 winners over Yeovil Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday in their last outing.

 

Looking ahead:

 

to hear what Dermot Drummy had to say ahead of the game.hereClick

 

 to get the thoughts of the midfielder.hereDean Cox also looked ahead to the contest at Kenilworth Road – click

 

What they said:

 

“We need to be mentally strong on Saturday,” Dermot Drummy.

 

It’s a chance to put down a benchmark for the rest of the season,” Dean Cox.

 

The Opposition:

 

Nathan Jones’ men sit in fifth position in Sky Bet EFL Two ahead of the contest.

 

The Hatters suffered just one defeat in their opening six league matches as they made a strong start to the 2016/17 campaign. They endured a frustrating evening last time out in front of the home support in the league, losing 3-2 to Cheltenham Town, but followed that up with a 1-1 draw at Grimsby and their emphatic success over Yeovil on Tuesday.

 

Jones has been at the helm of the club for over a year now having been appointed at the start of 2016. He has overseen 61 games so far in charge of the Hatters – with an impressive 31 wins in that time.

 

Previous Meetings:

 

The Reds have never lost a league game against Luton Town – having met the Hatters three times so far in Sky Bet EFL Two.

 

The reverse fixture between the two sides in September saw goals from James Collins and Enzio Boldewijn in either half give the hosts a second home league win of the season with a memorable 2-0 victory.


Last season Reds also won 2-1 at home and they beat Luton 1-0 at Kenilworth Road last March with a goal from Matt Harrold.



Our only other meeting as League clubs came in the Johnstone Paints Trophy in October 2014 when Gwion Edwards scored the only goal at Kenilworth Road in a 1-0 win.


The Officials:

 

here. Christopher Sarginson will take charge of the game against the Hatters – full details on his previous Crawley appointments and his assistants can be found

 

The Ticket Details:

 


hereIt is advanced sales only on Saturday for away fans – there will be no sales on the day. Buy your tickets from the Box Office by 4pm on Friday. Details

 

Follow it live:

 

Reds Player HDsubscribers can enjoy full commentary of the game from 2.55pm with John Barnett and Tom Allman.

 

Fans not at the game can follow minute-by-minute updates on our official Twitter account – with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.

 

Those with an Instagram and Snapchat account can go behind the scenes before and after the game and throughout the day.

 

After the game, a full match report and all the reaction will be available via our social channels, on our website and on both YouTube and Reds Player HD.


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