Preview | Luton Town v Swansea City

21st December 2019
First team
Luton Town

Swansea City visit Luton Town this afternoon looking to seal consecutive Championship victories in the final fixture before Christmas Day.

The Swans beat Middlesbrough last weekend at the Liberty, but travel to Kenilworth Road for the first time in just under 12 years seeking a fifth away triumph of the campaign against last season's League One winners.

They face a Luton side who sit just two points above the relegation zone, and go into this game on the back of back-to-back defeats.

However, the Hatters - managed by former Swans assistant Graeme Jones - are a formidable unit at home, having won four and drawn two of their ten games at Kenilworth Road.

Barnsley Tom Carroll

Team news
The Swans welcome back winger Wayne Routledge for the clash as he has fully recogered from a calf problem.

Tom Carroll is available again after serving a one-match suspension following his sending off against Blackburn.

Joe Rodon and Jordon Garrick, meanwhile, are remain sidelined with injury.

Pre-match views

Steve Cooper: "At home, they’ve picked up three-quarters of their points. If they’re at their best, it tends to be there. We need to be ready.

“It’s a cliché but there isn’t a game in this league that you don’t have to be ready for in every aspect.”

Steve Cooper and Sam Surridge

Remember the last time?

Swansea City stormed to a 3-1 win at Kenilworth Road as Roberto Martinez's side made it 12 unbeaten as the League One leaders continued their pursuit of the title in January 2008.

Luton, who went into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the FA Cup, fell behind when Keith Keane turned Andy Robinson's cross into his own net after five minutes.

The Swans doubled their lead through Guillem Bauza, with the Spaniard striking after an hour.

Paul Furlong pulled one back, but Bauza turned provider as he teed up Jason Scotland to put the result beyond doubt.

Andre Ayew

Prime numbers

7 - No Swansea player has scored more goals (seven) or provided more assists (four) in the Championship this season than Andre Ayew.

46 - Luton have lost eight of their last 10 league games (won two), conceding 26 goals in the process. Indeed, the Hatters have conceded the most goals in the Championship this term (46).