Preview | Swansea City V Luton Town

1st February 2022
First team
Stadium - Stoke City

Swansea City will look to get back to winning ways this evening as they host Luton Town at the Stadium (7.45pm). 

Russell Martin's side will hope to secure all three points after suffering defeat on the road at Hull City last Saturday, a result which ended a run of three games without a loss for the Swans.

Luton Town travel to SA1 after losing just one game in six in the league, recording victories against Bristol City, Reading and AFC Bournemouth. In their most recent outing, Town secured a home draw against Blackburn Rovers. 

The Hatters lie in 10th position, just six points shy off the play-offs. 

Team news

Finley Burns signed

New signing Finley Burns is in contention to make his debut following his arrival on loan from Manchester City. 

The 18-year-old centre-back has joined the Swans for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Meanwhile, Flynn Downes is set to return following a one-match suspension after picking up a red card at Queens Park Rangers.

Pre-match views

Russell Martin press conference new

Russell Martin: "There were positives to take, but we have to be honest and say it was too easy for Hull to score.

"The disappointing thing is we had been on a good run of results and performances before the weekend.

"We have to remember that and make sure we start to take our chances and carry it into the next game."

Nathan Jones: "We will have to see who we have back for Tuesday, we have a great, honest group.

"We had chances to win against Blackburn, chances you expect to take and It's just those fine margins, and this league is all about those fine margins.

"But if someone had offered this run of results after the long break we had with games being off then I would have taken it."

Remember the last time?

Andre Ayew

Swansea City climbed back into the play-offs as they beat 10-man Luton thanks to goals from Andre Ayew and Connor Roberts on the Hatters last visit to SA1. 

The victory extended Swansea's unbeaten home run to five matches. 

The home side went ahead in the second minute through Roberts' deflected shot, his second goal in three games.

The Swans had to deal with a period of pressure from the visitors during the closing stages, but it was Ayew who put the game to bed as he fired home in the 89th minute. 

Prime numbers

5 - Swansea City have won five of their last seven games against Luton Town. The sole defeat coming on home turf in June 2020.

40 - Last September's 3-3 draw at Kenilworth road broke a 40 year spell without a draw between the sides. The last 14 meetings have all had an outright winner, since a 2-2 draw under John Toshack's stewardship in 1981.