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League One Newcomers Lowdown | Luton Town

18 June 2018

Luton Town are next in focus, as we build up to 2018/19 Sky Bet League One fixture release day by looking at the seven newcomers to the division.

 

About Luton Town

Founded | 1885

Stadium | Kenilworth Road

Nickname | The Hatters

 

Manager

Nathan Jones

Jones took over as manager of Luton in January 2016, following coaching roles at Charlton Athletic and Brighton & Hove Albion.

He steered them away from relegation, before losing out in the playoff semi-finals to Blackpool the following year.

The Welshman won the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award on three occasions as he guided them back to the third tier of English football after a ten-year absence last campaign.

 

Stadium

Name | Kenilworth Road

Capacity | 10,356

Year Opened | 1905

Address | 1 Maple Road, Luton, LU4 8AW

Distance From Crown Oil Arena | 191 miles

 

2017/18 Season Review

Position | 2nd (Sky Bet League Two)

Average Attendance | 8,676

Top Scorer | Danny Hylton – 21

Luton set the tone for a successful season with an 8-2 victory over Yeovil Town on the opening day of the season, as they finished as League Two’s highest scorers with 94 goals.

A slight dip after that saw them drop into the bottom half during September, but a run of just one defeat in 18 helped them climb to the top of the table.

They were eventually pipped to the title by Accrington Stanley, but didn’t drop outside of the top two for the remainder of the season, sealing promotion on the penultimate weekend.

 

A Previous Meeting

Rochdale last faced Luton Town in the league during the 2008/09 season. 

A 2-0 home victory (November), as featured below, was backed up by a draw 1-1 on the road (April). Adam Rundle was on the scoresheet when the sides met at Kenilworth Road.


Rochdale 2-0 Luton Town | 22nd November 2008

Dale moved up to third in League Two after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Luton.

Lee Thorpe’s goal inside two minutes put Dale in control, before Adam Le Fondre’s penalty just before the hour mark sealed the three points.

 

Head To Head

Dale Draws Luton
4 3 8

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