Keeping Up With...The Hatters
DEREK Adams' Argyle welcome 13th placed Luton Town to Home Park this Saturday in Sky Bet League 2.Both sides will be looking to get back to winning ways as a Billy Kee penalty and a Shay McCartan 93rd minute goal dented Argyle's promotion challenge against Accrington last Saturday.
The Hatters come into the tie on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Crawley. A Matt Harrold effort after 12 minutes was enough to end a run which had seen them win four games on the spin.
The wins against Hartlepool (2-1), York (3-2), and a pair of 1-0 wins against Morecambe and Leyton Orient had seen the Kenilworth Road side just six points off of the play-offs.
Manager Nathan Jones joined the club on January 6. He succeeded John Still and prior to his arrival Town had one just once in their previous eight.
The Pilgrims will need to be wary of duo Cameron McGeehan and Jack Marriott. The pair have registered 12 goals apiece so far this season, which accounts for nearly half of their goals to date this campaign.
One former Green that could feature is former loanee Olly Lee. The midfielder featured for Argyle 15 times on-loan from Championship side Birmingham last season, scoring twice, including a blistering volley in a
2-1 defeat to Portsmouth at the tail end of the season. He was released in the summer before being signed by John Still.
An ex-Pilgrim who will not feature is Scott Griffiths. The defender, who featured four times during a loan spell from Peterborough in the 2012-13 season picked up an injury during the week and is expected to be out for a while.
Historically, Argyle just edge the visitors having won 30, drawn 21 and lost 22 of their games against the Hatters. Luton's last win against the hosts came in the fixture at Home Park as an Adam Drury goal after 22 minutes was enough to take all three points in a 1-0 win.
The fixture earlier in the season saw Adams' side win 2-1. Midfielder Carl McHugh put his side ahead with just 17 minutes gone. Heading into the final 20 minutes Luton upped the ante as Josh McQuoid, who is injured for the upcoming fixture, struck 14 minutes from time. With a 1-1 draw looming Ryan Brunt powered the ball home five minutes into injury time to send fans into delirium.
Tickets for the game are, as always, available in all the usual ways.
Click HERE and purchase your tickets online. Call the ticket office on 0845 872 3335 or pop down to Home Park at any stage right up until kick off. The Ticket Office is located next to the Home Park Superstore. If there are no windows open, an assistant in the Superstore will be happy to help you.
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