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Match Preview: Luton Town v Norwich City

26 July 2019

Norwich City travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town on Saturday in their final away fixture of the 2019-20 pre-season campaign.

Here's a little overview of City's fourth pre-season test:

Tickets

The Norwich City ticket office has sold out of tickets ahead of the game but fans are able to purchase on the gate. This will be by cash-only at the Oak Road turnstiles from 1.30pm.

Prices:

Adults: £15
Seniors (over-65s) and Under 22s: £8
Youths (Under-17): £6
Juniors (Under-10): Free with full paying adult or senior (maximum of three juniors per adult)

The Opposition

Like City, Luton were crowned Champions in their respective division last season, winning League One with 94 points ahead of Barnsley in second.

That means they'll be playing Championship football this coming season for the first time since 2007, capping an impressive rise from the National League in just five years.

They lost previous manager Nathan Jones to Stoke City in January, the mastermind behind their promotion from League Two and pacesetting in the league above.

However, his departure didn't affect where Luton were heading as Mick Harford, coming in for his second spell in charge, steered the side to their intended target.

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They are now managed by Graeme Jones (pictured) who is venturing into his first management spell after years as a coach, following retirement in 2006.

The Hatters have recently returned from a pre-season trip in Portugal where they beat top-tier side SC Maritimo 2-0 in their only fixture.

Prior to that, they recorded three wins from three on UK soil with victories over Welwyn Garden City, Bedford Town and Basingstoke Town.

Injury News

City will still be without Christoph Zimmermann, Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic for the trip as they continue their comebacks from injury. However, Farke confirmed after the Brentford game on Tuesday that Vrancic and Tettey have returned to team training.

Teemu Pukki missed the midweek defeat with a toe problem and it's unsure whether last season's top scorer will return this weekend.

Previous Meeting

The two clubs met in pre-season last year, with City reigning victorious by a 3-1 scoreline. Grant Hanley, Jordan Rhodes (pictured) and Teemu Pukki gave City a healthy lead and Luton's reply was only a consolation.

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