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Luton Town They will continue their preparations for the 2021-22 campaign with their fourth preseason game of the summer against Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon.
The Championship team has had a busy schedule thus far, but Boreham Wood has not been in action since his National League campaign against Maidenhead United ended in late May.
Boreham Wood finished the 2020-21 National League campaign in 14th position, having won 13, tied 16 and lost 13 of their 42 games to accumulate 55 points, 14 points from the playoff standings.
It was a disappointing end to the season for the Wood, who lost 1-0 at Eastleigh in their penultimate game of the season before suffering a 4-1 home loss to Maidenhead on May 29.
Luke garrardThe team will now have their eyes fixed on the new season, which begins with a trip to Weymouth on August 21, but the club has a lot of football to play before then.
In fact, they have confirmed friendlies against Luton, Brentford, Enfield Town, Kings Langley and Hemel Hempstead Town before the end of the month, while Garrard’s team will also face an Arsenal XI on July 24 and a Chelsea XI in the beginning. of August.
Luton, meanwhile, began his preparations for the upcoming season in early July, scoring seven unanswered goals over Hitchin Town, before recording a 4-0 home win over Rochdale.
The championship club then achieved three straight preseason victories on Wednesday with a 5-0 win over Bedford Town, with Carlos Mendes Gomes, Henri Lansbury, James bree Y Harry cornick between goals.
Nathan jonesThe team, which finished 12th in the Championship last season, will continue their preparations for the new campaign this weekend before taking on Portsmouth on July 24.
As it stands, there are no more confirmed matches in the diary between the Portsmouth clash and their first Championship game at home to Peterborough United on 7 August, although chances are high that the team will be back in action before kickoff. of competitive action.
Luton has been busy this summer in terms of revenue, with Lansbury, Reece burke, Cameron jerome Y Admiral Muskwe among those who arrive before the new season, which is now just around the corner.
Boreham Wood has been relatively busy this summer in terms of revenue, with Jacob Mendy, Conor smith, Will evans, Josh rees Y Frankie raymond arriving at the club.
However, there have also been many outings for the National League team, with Tom Champion, Matt rhead, Shaq Coulthirst Y Adam McDonnell among which to move on.
Head coach Garrard will make full use of his squad this weekend, and chances are high that several probationers will have a chance to make their mark against Luton.
As for the visitors, Jones decided to replace his entire XI in the hour against Bedford on Wednesday night, and the coach is expected to do the same again this weekend.
Khanya leshabela – Leicester proof – should have another chance to impress, while again there will be plenty of new signings on display for Luton, including Gomes and Jerome.
Jerome led the line for the Hatters in the first hour on Wednesday, but could now leave the bench for the first whistle, with Lansbury and Cornick pushing to participate early on.
Head to head
There have only been two previous encounters between these two teams in all competitions, and both encounters occurred in the FA Cup in 1996 and 1998 respectively.
In fact, Luton recorded a 2-1 victory over Boreham Wood in the second round of the 1996-97 FA Cup before running out of winners 3-2 over the same opponents in the first round of the 1998-99 competition.
Correct Score: Boreham Wood 0-2 Luton Town
Boreham Wood still has a relatively long time to start competitive action, but it lags behind Luton in terms of preparation and also in quality. The home team is capable of causing some trouble, but we expect the championship club to routinely put a fourth preseason victory on the board.