Ahead of Saturdays clash with League One new boys Luton Town we spoke to a Hatters fan page, We Are Luton Town, for their opinions of all things Town.
Luton found themselves relegated to the Conference Premier in 2010 and spent four seasons as a non-league club.
We asked how the journey has been getting back into the football league and up into League One:
In one word, slow. It was a really tough journey, a lot of adaptation to life in the Football Conference and we made the pivotal mistake of not respecting the league that we were in and that was a big mistake. However it’s an experience we’ll never forget, we are stronger now and the custodians of the club only have our interests at heart. It’s far too early to tell about League One, we’ve had a tough start but I’ve seen enough to be optimistic for the coming season.
Now being up in League One and tipped by some for good things this season, what are the clubs expectations for 2018/19?
It’s a difficult one, we’re not really ready to progress another league just yet until we get the go ahead for the new stadium down at Power Court, we need to be operating at the top end of the league but I really think we need to build the blocks slowly and learn from past mistakes. Having said that I think we could be in for a top ten finish – 7th.
Last Saturday (11th August) former Premier League side Sunderland came to Kenilworth Road with the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
How was it having a club of Sunderlands stature at Luton and to get a result against them?
We’ve been there and done it before, Kenilworth Road is experienced in big games over the years and Sunderland are just another club, great to see that fixture as a League game again as it’s been a while. Neither team are quite firing yet and I’ll be looking forward to the Stadium of Light and how that goes.
Looking at the Posh team what players are you concerned about playing against?
Woodyard is a quality player, we tried to get him at Luton but he wasn’t having it and signed a new contract at Lincoln and then to Posh this summer, Toney is also a good player on his day.
It’s fair to say Luton fans have endured a rollercoaster of emotions over the years, but what is your personal highlight and most memorable moment as a Hatters fan?
That’s a really hard question, so many happy and sad memories from 1988 – 2018 watching Luton, but if I had to pin one down it would have to be at Home to the Posh actually, more sentimental than anything. We won 2-0 and this was the first and last game I ever went to with my Grandad, apart from being an amazing part of my family, he started the journey for many generations of us being Luton Town supporters. RIP Bob Robertson.
Looking at the rest of the League, how do you foresee the final table ending up come May?
Alway difficult to predict a League table, but;
Winners – Barnsley
Promoted – Pompey
Play Offs – Sunderland
Dark Horse – Doncaster
Relegation – Blackpool, Rochdale, Shrewsbury, Wycombe
Posh 1-2 Luton, Hylton and McCormack with the goals
Luton have had numerous quality players over the seasons, most notably former Posh striker Jack Marriott who we signed from you back in 2017. Who should the Posh players be wary of ahead of Saturday?
Don’t let Danny Hylton wind you up! Also look out for striker Elliot Lee and midfielder Alan McCormack.
Peterborough Utd play Luton Town at the ABAX stadium on Saturday 18th August, 3pm kick off. Keep up to date with the match and join in the conversation on our twitter page @WeAreThePosh.