Common Touch

LUTON Town and Plymouth Argyle have a lot in common right now.

The two teams, both well supported and anxious to get out of Sky Bet League 2, are in the division's play-off positions. 

Both sides have let in 17 goals this season; the joint best in the Football League, along with Middlesbrough. 

Earlier on in the season, Argyle won the reverse fixture, with a collector’s item of a Dominic Blizzard goal grabbing the headlines in front of the Sky TV cameras, but it was a very even game. 

And both sides finished 2014 and have begun 2015 with some stuttering results. Neither side have won in their last four outings, with Luton picking up three points in that spell, compare to Argyle's two. 

“They’re similar to us, they have a good defensive record,” said Argyle forward Lewis Alessandra.

“We beat them at their place; obviously they’re higher in the league than us, but we’ll be at home and we’ll be looking to turn around this little blip.

“We know they’re a good side, well set up, and well organised; it shows in the amount of goals they’ve conceded, as they’re joint with us. We’ve taken a lot of plaudits in the way we’ve defended and if they’re similar to us we’re not going to just be able to walk past them.

“I’m hoping I can get a goal early and then they’ll have to come out then, and then hopefully we can go on and get a positive result."