Luton v Cardiff. Match preview

Last updated : 27 November 2021 By Michael Morris

Sean Morrison returns to the side and there are starts for Joe Ralls, Rubin Colwill and James Collins faces his old club.



Luton Town boss Nathan Jones: "You know you’re going to have a tough game.

"Steve started quite well, I know they lost last night, but that can happen in the Championship. It’ll be tough game, a really tough game and any Championship game is tough, any time you come up against Cardiff it’s tough, so we know what to expect."

Cardiff City boss Steve Morrison: "We need to get as high as possible in the table.

"We have got to believe we won’t get relegated and everything will be OK.

"We are frustrated, annoyed, gutted we’ve not got the result on Wednesday. But we will go on the grass in a minute and work on what we’ve got to do.

"We will go to Luton and give it our all. If we keep producing our numbers, there is no doubt in my mind we will get more positive results."

Match Facts

  • Luton Town have lost their last four league games against Cardiff, their joint-worst losing run against the Bluebirds, also four in a row between April 1979 and November 1980.
  • Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in their last three away league matches against Luton (W2 D1). The last time Luton scored against them at Kenilworth Road was a Chris Barker own goal in a 3-3 draw in February 2006.
  • Luton, who lost 1-0 to Stoke last time out at Kenilworth Road, have only lost consecutive home league games once since re-joining the Championship in 2019-20, losing to Nottingham Forest and Leeds in November 2019.
  • Cardiff City have lost 10 of their last 13 Championship matches (W2 D1) and lost 11 of their 19 league games so far this season. The last time the Bluebirds lost more than 11 of their first 20 league games in a season outside the top-flight was back in 1985-86 in the third-tier, when they lost 14.
  • Luton striker Cameron Jerome has scored in each of his last five league appearances against former club Cardiff, netting a brace the last time he faced them in April 2018 for Derby.

Match Officials:

Assistants: George Byrne and Richard Wild
Fourth Official : Gavin Ward

City sold out their allocation of just over 1,000 tickets.