Friday Feb 7, 2014
There will be a pitch inspection at 10am Saturday morning that will determine whether the game can go ahead following this week’s heavy downpour, at Kenilworth Road.
Weather permitting - Tamworth will face a Luton side that have gone twenty league games unbeaten having only lost two league games this term.
The Lambs make a return to Skrill Conference action this weekend following last weeks FA Carlsberg Trophy exit with an away fixture against league leaders Luton Town.
Meanwhile the visitors currently sit fourth from bottom in the Skrill Premier and despite having games in hand look set for a relegation battle heading into the business end of the season.
Away from home is where The Lambs have really struggled this year with three wins, two draws and eight defeats on their travels. Tamworth have struggled for goals this season especially away from The Lamb netting just twelve times away from home.
The two sides have met four times at Kenilworth Road all of which have been Conference League fixtures. The Lambs have failed to win having lost three and drawn one. The last time Tamworth travelled to face the Hatters the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Club captain Duane Courtney and Andy Haworth are both expected to be doubts with hamstring injuries. Top-scorer Richard Peniket (groin) is a doubt whilst Lloyd Kerry is suspended although Chris Palmer and Connor Waldon are available for selection after being cup-tied for last week FA Trophy defeat to Grimsby Town.
article written by Kieran Doody
Luton will be without long-term absentees Danny Fitzsimons and Jonathan Smith. Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu (ankle) and Alex Lawless (eye) returned to training this week but Saturday’s fixtures is expected to come too soon for the pair.
Meanwhile Elliott Justham is expected to be fit after dislocating his shoulder against Leighton and Ryan Inniss has recovered from illness.