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Luton Town
vs.
Crewe Alexandra

Kenilworth Road

29/03/2008

15:00

It's a trip down to Luton tomorrow. Three points could all but secure safety whilst defeat would put us back in the mire.

You will however be hard pushed to find a team who have been in the mire more than Luton have in recent times.

Facing 50 charges from the FA for breaching rules, 3 managers in 12 months, administration and now inevitable back to back relegations. There doesn't seem to be a dull moment at Luton at the moment.

A defeat for the Hatters tomorrow will put them within one game of relegation whilst the Alex could extend an unbeaten away run to six games.

Vital Quotes:

'They've made some astute signings and have been on a little bit of a run.

'The first season is always difficult after such a magnificent manager (Dario Gradi) has left the club.

'They are renowned for the way they play their football and I'm sure Steve (Holland) won't change that.'

Quotes: lutontoday.co.uk

Luton Town Team News:

Sol Davis, Marlon Beresford and Steve Robinson could all return to the line up. Richard Langley is still out.

Chris Perry made a last minute loan move to Southampton yesterday leaving Luton short at the back.

Player to watch: Paul Furlong

He has twelve goals this season but Luton fans don't rate him.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Dean Morgan is forced out of the game despite extending his loan deal with the club. Rules state that Morgan can't play against his parent club when out on loan.

Steve Jones looks set for his second Crewe debut after signing on loan from Burnley on Thursday.

Tom Pope has been ruled out with a broken toe. The striker could be out for the rest of the season.

Danny O'Donnell and Chris McCready both return from hamstring injuries and one will partner Julien Baudet in defence.

Possible Line Up: Ben Williams, Danny Woodards, Julien Baudet, Danny O'Donnell, Patrick Boyle, Kenny Lunt, Gary Roberts, Michael O'Connor, Steve Jones, Nicky Maynard, Byron Moore

Player to watch: Nicky Maynard

Nicky's on red hot form and all eyes will be on him to find the goals for another victory.

Match Facts & Stats

Gary Roberts is one booking from a suspension.

Julien Baudet is one booking from a suspension

The two clubs have met just 21 times in their history. It's all square with 9 wins each and just the three draws.



Ref Watch:

Referee: M OLIVER
Assistants: J G Comley and M T McCoy
Fourth Official: P C Martin

Match Prediction:

Luton 0-2 Crewe

Next Fixtures:

Crewe vs Southend, Gresty Road, Saturday 5th April 2008.


Writer:Dink
Date:Friday March 28 2008
Time: 12:23AM

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