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Preview: Luton Town (A)

9 December 2017

Notts County travel to Luton Town looking to leapfrog their opponents at the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.

The two teams have an identical league record - played 20, won 12, drawn five and lost three - and only goal difference is keeping the Magpies from the summit.

The free-scoring Hatters boast a goal difference of +30 thanks to a number of comfortable victories - none more so than their recent 7-0 thrashing of Cambridge at Kenilworth Road, which helped Luton boss Nathan Jones retain the Manager of the Month award.

But Kevin Nolan's men are undaunted by the prospect of facing the country's leading goalscorers and have plenty of threats themselves to cause Luton problems.

A win would end a run of five games without a victory away from Meadow Lane and leave Notts in an incredibly healthy position heading into the festive period.

One thing is for certain - this is a game not to be missed.

Notts manager Kevin Nolan says...

"They have played some lovely free-flowing football this year, and you have to give the massive respect for how they have gone about it, but with the players they have I am sure that is what Nathan Jones [Luton manager] expected.

"It is about us trying to exploit their weaknesses and we've seen some which we think we can take advantage of. If we can do that, we will give them a run for their money and go toe-to-toe with them."

Click here for more from the manager.

Luton boss Nathan Jones says...

"Kev's done a fantastic job there. He's got a real good team together, he's recruited well. I know what type of character he is and he's instilled that in the players. So it will be a fabulous game and I hope we play the way we have in these big games lately.

"It's two sides going head to head and I imagine both sides will try and win the game as they've got such a good record as well, so we're looking forward to it.

"A draw might be a good result for them, or for us. In terms of what they have done lately, they're in excellent form, we're on the same points. They've showed they can win away from home as well as at home."

Team news

Shola Ameobi is likely to miss out with a groin problem but news is more promising on Jon Stead after the striker came through last weekend's Emirates FA Cup tie against Oxford City without any complications to his leg injury.

Goalkeeper Adam Collin and midfielder Michael O'Connor remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries.

For the hosts, they could call upon the services of striker James Collins, who has trained this week following a leg injury, while Harry Cornick is close to a return to action after a hamstring problem.

Scott Cuthbert and Alan McCormack are both sidelined for the Hatters with groin and hernia injuries respectively.

Dangerman

Danny Hylton is currently the top goalscorer in Sky Bet League Two with 12 goals to his name and 13 in all competitions after banging in 27 last season.

The striker joined the Hatters in the summer of 2016 from Oxford United and has been prolific thereafter - going into this weekend's game, his record for Luton stands at 40 goals in 68 games.

We've met before

The head-to-head standings favour the home side, who have won half of the 70 previous meetings between the sides.

However, Notts have lost one of the past four outings against Luton, winning two of those.

The Magpies' last win at Kenilworth Road came in January 2016 as former County man Alan Sheehan scored an own goal from Wes Atkinson's cross before Jon Stead's superb solo goal sealed a 2-0 win.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet have priced Notts up at 16/5 outsiders to come away from Bedfordshire with all three points while the hosts are 4/5 to pick up the win with the draw available at 14/5.

Notts are 25/1 to win 2-0, as they did in January 2016, and an even longer 40/1 to come out of the right side of a five-goal thriller with a 3-2 victory.

A 0-0 draw, which would confound many a prediction, is 12/1.

Fancy the Magpies to win and keep a clean sheet? It's 8/1 for Nolan's men to win to-nil and the 13/2 for both teams to score with the three points coming back to Nottingham.

Jorge Grant's late winner against Oxford City was his 14th of the season and he could become the first Notts player since Lee Hughes in 2009-10 to go past 15 in a campaign with another goal this weekend.

The midfielder is 11/2 to open the scoring at Kenilworth Road, while his fellow Nottingham Forest loanee Ryan Yates can be backed at 20/1 to be the first name on the scoresheet.

Shaun Brisley offers great value at 66/1 with Notts often profiting from set-piece situations this season - Brisley scoring two goals and assisting a couple more in the opening months of 2017-18.

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Match Reports

Luton 1-1 Notts

Ameobi header earns point against leaders

9 December 2017

Notts drew 1-1 at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road to stay level on points with the league leaders.

Shola Ameobi proved to be the hero, heading home Notts' equaliser after Johnny Mullins had given the hosts the lead against the run of play in the first half.

The result kept Notts five points clear of third place and six clear of fourth.

Kevin Nolan made one change to the side that beat Oxford City last weekend, Ameobi replacing the bench-bound Lewis Alessandra up front.

Notts made a strong start to the game, claiming the first chance when Ryan Yates latched on to Carl Dickinson's cross to head the ball goalwards. Marek Stech made an acrobatic save to push it over.

Yates had another sniff at goal from the subsequent corner, the ball falling at his feet six yards out. The Forest loanee couldn't adjust his feet in time, however, and he could only send it wide.

Notts kept up their dominance, forcing two chances for Jon Stead. The first saw the frontman collect Terry Hawkridge's cross before holding off his defender and rolling the ball straight at Stech.

Stead's second opportunity came after he brilliantly outmuscled his marker to bring down the ball in the channel before cutting infield on his left foot. Stech was equal to his low shot.

The Magpies were creating all the chances but, as each one passed them by, concerns grew that the table-topping hosts would find a way to swing the game in their favour.

And, sure enough, minutes after Dickinson had been booked for a foul on the quick-footed Elliot Lee, the hosts took the lead with their first clear-cut chance of the match.

It came from a corner, Mullins stealing in at the back post to head the ball home to give his side the lead.

Undeterred, Notts pressed on and created an opportunity within a minute of the restart. Jorge Grant was the catalyst, brilliantly nutmegging a Luton man to give himself a shooting opportunity at an angle 22 yards out. He didn't catch the ball cleanly, however, and Stech made a comfortable save.

With half-time approaching, Dan Potts had to be on hand to deny Stead a free header, Dickinson fired a sweetly-struck long range effort straight at Stech and Yates sent a left-footed effort over from the edge of the area.

But 1-0 was how it stayed going into the interval.

Both sides reemerged unchanged and Luton claimed the first chance of the half when Danny Hylton saw an effort excellently blocked by Matt Tootle.

A minute later, after Jack Stacey had fired the ball into the side-netting for the hosts, Shaun Brisley joined Dickinson in the book for felling a Luton man on the edge of the area.

But Notts soon regained their grip on the game, Grant nodding Tootle's cross off-target before Yates' low, side-footed effort from outside the area flashed just wide of the post.

Those opportunities had served as a reminder of Notts' threat, which eventually bore fruit just after the hour.

Grant curled a deep free-kick into the area and Ameobi rose highest to flick the ball on, beating the stranded Stech before seeing it nestle in the net.

It was now a fight to the finish and Stead became the next Notts name in the book for a foul on former Magpie Alan Sheehan.

Grant's neat footwork then came to the fore once more when he tricked his way into the area before seeing Stech hold his shot at the near post.

Luton's response saw Glen Rea turn the ball over from close-range shortly before Alessandra replaced Hawkridge down the right and Ameobi's name was taken following an altercation with Sheehan.

Time was ticking away for both sides and, shortly after Grant's deft flick had been easily held by Stech, four minutes of added time were indicated.

And Luton were left cursing Ross Fitzsimons when the Notts keeper raced off his line to make a superb sprawling stop to deny Potts after the ball had fallen to him at a corner.

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Ticket News

Tickets: Luton (A)

7 December 2017

Tickets are no longer on sale for Notts County’s Sky Bet League Two trip to Luton Town on Saturday 9 December.

This fixture is strictly ALL-TICKET for both away and home supporters. Under NO circumstances will tickets be available for sale on day at Luton.

We have been allocated a total of 1,032 unreserved covered seat tickets located behind the goal in the Oak Road Stand.

Prices

Adult: £20
65 and over: £15
19-21: £15
75 years and over: £12
17-18: £12
10-16: £8
0-9: £5

Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office or by calling 0115 955 7210. Tickets for away fixtures are not currently available online.

It is essential supporters provide their customer number/postcode when purchasing away tickets.

Information from the SLO team

The SLO team have obtained this guide for visiting Notts fans.

Should any supporter have any queries ahead of the match, please email slo@nottscountyfc.co.uk or tweet @slonottscounty.

Disabled supporters

In line with Luton’s policy, tickets for supporters with a disability and their personal assistants are available to those who receive the middle or higher rate of Living Allowance or equivalent.

Ambulant disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Notts County. They are priced £15 for the disabled supporter with a personal assistant ticket issued free of charge. Ambulant disabled supporters will be allocated tickets from the main allocation.

Wheelchair disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Luton Town by calling 01582 416976. Notts have been allocated five pairs of tickets.

Following a number of concerns raised by Notts supporters following last season’s away game at Kenilworth Road, the Notts SLO team have obtained the following information from the Luton Town SLO to help disabled supporters plan their match day.

Click here to view the information. 

Official away travel

Official away travel will depart from near the club shop on Meadow Lane at 11.30am.

Prices:

General adult/senior: £21

General under 18: £13

Season ticket holders/Lifeline members/NCFCOSA members: £20

Season ticket holder under 18: £12

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