Championship side, Luton Town will be coming up against non-league side Hitchin Town in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Championship side, Luton Town will be coming up against non-league side Hitchin Town in a pre-season friendly on Friday. It will be a good opportunity for Luton Town to prepare themselves for another season in the second division of English football, the Championship after narrowly missing out on a real chance of promotion to the Premier League last season. As for Hitchin Town, it will be a good opportunity for them and their fans to host a second division English club and enjoy the occasion. Both the sides will be looking to make the most of this pre-season friendly and get their preparations for 2022-23 season underway.
|Hitchin Town vs Luton Town||Key Details|
|Date||1 July, 2022|
|Venue||Top Field, Hitchin|
|Kickoff time India||11:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||6:00 pm GMT|
Luton Town would have been greatly disappointed at the end of last season losing in the Championship Playoffs semi-finals to Huddersfield. Coming so close to a historic achievement of being promoted to the Premier League and then missing out would surely be a hard pill to swallow. But now coach, Nathan Jones and his side would be more determined than ever to take a step even further next season and again challenge for promotion. Luton Town have brought in reinforcements in the form of Alfie Doughty, Cauley Woodrow and will hope that these provide them the extra strength needed to have a better season in 2022/23.
While, Hitchin Town competed last year in the Southern Premier Division Central and finished 17th just three places and one point away from relegation. Their form in their last six fixtures isn’t great with two wins, one draw and three defeats. Last pre-season too, they hosted Luton Town and found themselves at the wrong end of a 7-0 score line. With very little to lose for Hitchin Town, it should be a calm and enjoyable contest for them.
Both the managers would be looking to giving most of their players an opportunity in the game. Loads of changes can be expected after the first half. It will be a good chance for the players to showcase their talents and perhaps make a strong case for their respective selection when the season starts. Luton’s new signings, Doughty, Cauley Woodrow will all hope to get minutes at some stage in the game. Hitchin Town, too will aim for most of the players getting minutes and even providing the young players with game-time opportunities.
The Pre-season friendly match between Hitchin Town vs Luton Town will take place at Top Field, Hitchin on Friday at 11:30 pm IST.
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