Things have not exactly gone to plan for Kevin Blackwell, with four defeats out of six league games,and he will be looking for some of the good approach p-lay shown by the Town to be turned into goals and points, starting with today’s visit of Port Vale.
Kevin Blackwell on www.lutontown.co.uk:
‘The players have been doing well, and I can have no complaints on their work and dedication, but we are where we are in the League and need to do something about it.
‘We just need that extra punch up front. We spoke and worked all week about getting crosses into the box and getting shots away.
‘We are talking about that extra inch in both boxes. We could have been easily in the top half of the League but that is the way football goes.
‘However sometimes you have to experience the downturns to appreciate the upturns.
‘I think we have got to turn our domination of games into wins.’
Luton Town Team News:
Full squad available other than Sam Parkin, Paul Underwood and Keith Keane
Player to watch: David Bell
Always seems to be part of Luton’s best moves, and could kick in with a goal of his own
Port Vale Team News:
Vale have no major injury doubts but Marc Richards’ is a slight doubt with a thigh strain. Manager Martin Foyle may give his side a shake up after a slow satrt to the season.
On-loan defender Keith Lowe may miss out in favour of Mark McGregor, and right-back Justin Miller should be fit again after a training ground injury.
eteran striker Luke Rodgers may get the nod after starting many games on the bench this year.
Player to watch: Danny Whitaker
Likes a shot at goal and it is only a matter of time before he hits the net.
Match Facts & Stats
No one alive today is liely to have witnessed a Valiants’ win at Kenilworth Road.
The last time they did it Queen Victoria was on the throne, 109 years ago and that was the only time they have taken all the points home.
There have been 14 unsuccessful attempts since, so history is in favour of the Hatters, but the jinx will no doubt be broken at some point, let’s hope it isn’t today!
Luton v Charlton Athletic Carling Cup Tuesday 25 September 2007 KO 7-45 pm