Ahead of the Game - Hatters Gonna Hat
LIAM SPENCE takes a look ahead to the goings-on at Home Park this week...After successive goalless draws away from home – the latest against fellow promotion contenders Southend United - Argyle will be looking to secure their first win in five games when they take on high-flying Luton Town, at Home Park.
The game against Luton marks the official opening of our revamped Family Zone For All, and the club have designated this to be ‘Family Week’. In conjunction with Clean Up Britain, there will be a litter pick on Thursday at Home Park to spruce the place up, while on match-day there will be all manner of family-friendly activities from 10am. See this link to read much, much more.
On Tuesday, Argyle will take on Portsmouth in a Final Third Development League fixture. Tickets for the match, which kicks off at 2pm at Home Park, will be free for Members, will cost £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
Attention then turns to our Sky Bet League 2 clash with John Still’s Luton knowing that victory would secure back-to-back wins over the Hatters as well as reignite the Greens’ promotion flame.
Argyle came away from Kenilworth Road victorious in September when Dominic Blizzard’s 68th minute strike secured the points in front of the Sky Sports cameras. Despite not being in front of the media spotlight this time round, with the Hatters sitting two places and four points above Argyle in the Sky Bet League 2 table.
Despite both teams looking to be promotion contenders come the end of the season, neither have had a good run of late. Luton, like Argyle, have failed to win any of their last four fixtures, drawing three and losing one – to Cambridge, in the FA Cup.
The Hatters failed to make the most of the numerical advantage which was presented to them by Nat Knight-Percival’s sending-off, when drawing 0-0 with Shrewsbury – sound familiar?
Argyle’s new signing Tom Flanagan was thrown straight into the starting line-up against Southend and will be in contention to make his home debut against John Still’s men, but the welcoming of new faces also sees the return of some old ones with former Pilgrims Paul Connolly and Scott Griffiths set to return to the Theatre of Greens in the orange and blue of Luton.