"Feeling among the fanbase has completely changed" - Everton vs Luton Town: Opposition View
Luton Town head to Merseyside tomorrow afternoon to face an Everton side who after two recent victories have restored some much-needed confidence.
Q: Currently 16th after your first Premier League victory of the season last time out, where exactly are confidence levels ahead of Saturday’s game?
JB: If you asked me a week ago it would have been pretty low but after the win against Brentford and now the cup win against Aston Villa the momentum and feeling among the fanbase has completely changed. We are now hoping after a couple wins we can continue the good run with some games at Goodison.
Q: It is 0 points and 0 goals at Goodison Park so far this season - Are you concerned with your home form at this stage or is it too early?
JB: I wouldn’t say myself or the fanbase are too concerned regarding the home form so far. It is still early into the season and majority of the performances at Goodison have been promising but just haven’t been the right result.
Q: What are your thoughts on Sean Dyche as a manager and the job he has done at Toffees boss so far?
JB: The fact Dyche managed to keep Everton up last season is nothing short of miracle work. A lot of Everton fans had lost all hope before Dyche’s appointment, results were woeful under Lampard in his final months and the squad was very poor and lacked goal contributors. There have been small spells during Dyche’s reign where some fans have questioned him but hopefully a calm season in the league will allow us to rebuild the self destruction that has happened over during the Moshiri era at Everton
Q: What have you made of Luton’s rise to the Premier League?
JB: Fairytale stuff and exactly the type of thing I want to see happen. It is always great to see a team like Luton come up and rise through the leagues and secure themselves in the top flight.
Q: Which Everton player should Luton fans be wary of on Saturday?
JB: There’s a handful of players I could choose from but over the past few games you have to say it is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. 2 goals in his last 2 games. Dom will be determined to keep the goals coming and to get his first goal at Goodison in a long time.
Q: Who is on your radar as Luton Town danger men?
JB: Looking at Luton’s squad Ross Barkley is a standout if he is fit for the game as I’m sure he will be wanting to make a statement against his former club where the crowd have given him stick over the years for how he left. If Barkley isn’t fit, it would be Carlton Morris, 2 goals in 5 games. It could be the battle of the big centre forwards this weekend