The Wood welcome Luton Town to Meadow Park on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off. Here’s our preview……..

Tickets

It’s a pay-on-the-gate game and both Luton Town and Boreham Wood season tickets holders will be given half-priced entry. 2017/18 season tickets will be required as proof on the turnstile.

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £14; OAPS £12, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4.

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture, but Dean Wells will again be absent as a precaution.

Luke Garrard could look to alter his team shape on Saturday with Luton Town providing a considerably stronger test.

After a series of games in which they have been the stronger side, the Wood go into this fixture as underdogs and Garrard has asserted that he’s worked on a game plan to combat this.

Form Guide

The Wood have been in excellent form so far this pre-season and a 1-7 win away at Wingate & Finchley saw them retain their unbeaten status so far.

Bradley Sach netted his second goal in as many games and will be hoping to retain a spot in Garrard’s eleven.

However, he will face competition from Brad Ash and Paul Benson, both of whom scored against Wingate & Finchley, and Shaun Jeffers who once again impressed.

Like the Wood, Luton have won three pre-season matches in a row, following a 0-2 win away at Hitchin Town last Tuesday.  

Managed by former Brighton & Hove Albion defender Nathan Jones, the Hatters play in the EFL League Two and narrowly missed out on promotion last season, losing to Blackpool in the Playoff semi-final.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard

“I spoke in my interview after the game on Tuesday and I think Luton will come here and look to dominate the ball.

“I feel that we are going be working on our shape out of possession a little bit more than what we have done in the first three games, but that is not us going on the back foot in anyway.

“I have spoken to the boys and set out a game plan in which I feel we can cause Luton problems and I think that this will be our biggest test to date.

“I am really looking forward to seeing how our boys pit their wits against the Luton lads and to seeing how we get on.

“I think that they are going to play a system and a shape that they have done all pre-season, but they are coming here as a side who got into the playoffs last season, Nathan (jones) has done a fantastic job there.

“For me, it is very much just about gaining more fitness, more game understanding and getting to know each other even more.

“It is our fourth game, so I am expecting to see a little bit more care and a little bit more detail in the final third.

“And obviously there are no excuses come Saturday because they will be playing on a carpet, the pitch is in immaculate condition.”

 

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