The game, away to Walsall, on Saturday, was always going to be a tough one.
Forget the fact that Walsall were sitting in mid-table, common sense tells you that when a side of Luton’s stature, a side that has won seven League One games on the bounce, rides into town, the opposition wants to become the side to end that run.
On Saturday, that almost proved to be the case with Walsall taking a 2-0 lead and for long periods of the game, it looked as if the Hatters were to suffer a rare defeat.
But, Nathan Jones side are made of stern stuff these days and produced a comeback that saw them snatch a late 2-2 and could even have returned south with all three points if Danny Hylton’s goal hadn’t been controversially disallowed.
It’s that spirit, the ability to rescue something when all seems lost that is an attribute of a side chasing promotion and whilst the end result of a draw might, for some, have been disappointing, it has to be remembered that the draw stretched the Hatters unbeaten run, in League One, to 12 games.
This Wednesday, as we celebrate the start of a New Year, the Hatters are back in action again when they welcome Barnsley to Kenilworth Road, a side who are currently occupying a Play Off place in the table.
The fixture could, if selected, also see the return to a familiar stomping ground for Cameron McGeehan, a favourite of the Hatters support who recovered from a broken leg to return to football, at the time, at a higher level.
It’s strange how circumstances have contrived to see McGeehan now playing at the same level as his former club.
Here’s hoping that McGeehan doesn’t do to his previous club what so many former players do to their previous employers, namely score.
It’d be a hard knock to take if a former Hatter ended our marvellous run in game number 13!