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The boss says Graeme Jones' Luton Town will be a tough nut to crack on Saturday afternoon

26 September 2019

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray says his side won't take Luton Town for granted when The Hatters make the trip to Ewood Park this weekend.

Graeme Jones' side will be the second of the three promoted clubs to head to our home already this season, with Charlton Athletic, fresh from their League One play-off Final victory, frustrating Mowbray's men on the opening day of the campaign.

And the boss has warned his side that Luton, who have earned two promotions in as many years, cannot be underestimated on Saturday afternoon.

“They are opportunities with these back-to-back home games to be positive and to try and take the points," he told iFollow Rovers ahead of the game.

“It’s not as easy as it sounds and Charlton at home was a classic example of that.

“Luton is the first game to look at and we’ll have to be respectful to them because they score a lot of goals and have a coach who has coached at a very high level.

“They have decent possession of the football and we need to be mindful of them, like we are with every opponent in this league. We’ll have to be at our very best to get the victory.

“I think that we go into the game in confident mood at home and believe that we can win. We’ll look to play the way we play and ask questions of the opposition.

“The confidence levels in the team give us the belief that we can win every match, create chances, be positive and score goals."

It's been a good September so far for Rovers, who have registered back-to-back victories against Millwall and Reading in the last couple of weeks.

Ewood's been something of a fortress for Mowbray and the team, with Charlton being the only team that's defeated Rovers in the last six home league outings.

“It’s very difficult in this league to go on a winning run because there’s always a tough game around the corner," the boss added.

“The old adage of taking every game as it comes is something that you have to do in this league.

“We’ve built some momentum in the last few games and we’ll see where these next couple of games takes us. But at this moment the focus is all on Luton and picking the right team to get us the three points.”


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