Luton Town to make ‘surprise’ selection against Sheffield Wednesday?

Luton Town may spring a ‘surprise’ on Sheffield Wednesday according to their manager, Nathan Jones.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 12:00 pm

The Hatters boss Jones has hinted that either Tom Lockyer or Matty Pearson could well be fit to face the Owls in today’s encounter at Kenilworth Road, despite the fact that both were forced to sit out the defeat to Millwall.

Lockyer and Pearson have both been missing from Luton’s backline since their 2-0 loss at home to Cardiff City earlier this month, but their manager has suggested that one of them might be able to take on Neil Thompson’s men today – though wouldn’t say which one.

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Speaking to the media earlier in the week, Jones said, “We might have a surprise with one… One isn’t (fit), we might have a surprise with the other, but we’ll wait and see.

“We've trained well today, it was a really positive performance (against Millwall) so they should be in good spirits. It was unfortunate what happened in the last minute, the phantom minute, but that’s another thing, squad-wise, no problem."

Luton have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions, losing four of their last seven in the Championship, however will no doubt look to Wednesday’s recent form against teams on a bad run for inspiration.

All of the last four meetings between the two teams have ended 1-0, although it is Luton that have picked up the victory on the two most recent occasions – and you have to go back to 1989 for the last time the Owls got three points at Kenilworth Road – their only win since then was in the 2019 FA Cup.

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