Luton Town vs AFC Wimbledon- Match Preview
Luton can go one step closer to promotion into the Championship on Tuesday night with a victory over relegation threatened Wimbledon.
The Hatters 28-game unbeaten run was ended by Charlton Athletic just last week, but manager
Mick Harford’s side got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-0 away victory over Accrington Stanley.
The Wombles travel to Kenilworth Road off the back of three successive draws and currently sit in 22nd place on 45 points.
A win for Wimbledon will take them out of the relegation zone and into 18th place, with the presumption that Accrington were to be beaten by Doncaster Rovers on the same evening.
The table toppers will be without striker Danny Hylton who has undergone minor knee surgery and will be out for the rest of the season.
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu looks set to start having scored two in Saturday’s victory. Goalkeeper Marek Stech may start again if James Shea is able to get over an illness.
The Wombles will be hoping to see defender Deji Oshilaja back in the squad following a lengthy injury.
Andy Barcham and Kwesi Appiah both played in a developmental game against Cheltenham Town and could make it back into the squad.
Luton manager Mick Harford expects his side to keep their sights set on ju
st Tuesday’s visitors.
He told journalists: “It’s a massive challenge for all the opposition teams who we play against, and I keep saying it, we’re fully focused, we’re grounded and we’ll be ready for every challenge to be thrown at us.”
Dons manager Wally Downes is excited to be facing the table toppers.
He told the press:“It’s a great opportunity for us to go and test ourselves against the best.”
“I keep saying to the team that we are improving. The last couple of results haven’t been what we are after, but we haven’t lost so we are going there with the mentality of getting the win. If we can upset the applecart there, that would be superb.”