Luton Town vs West Brom: Opposition View
Luton Town welcome West Brom to Kenilworth Road tomorrow afternoon with both clubs currently looking to capitalise on any slip-ups from the top-six.
ORH spoke to Louis Bent of The Baggies Podcast to hear things from an Albion perspective ahead of tomorrow's match-up.
Tell us a little about your WBA supporting history!
The first teddy I was given at birth was a ‘Baggie bird’, from then on I was thrust into a West Brom supporting family. I got my first season ticket over 13 years ago now and haven’t stopped going since.
WBA have entered excellent form under Carlos Corberan - How impressive of an appointment was he?
We’ve really enjoyed his reign so far. The big difference is the application from the players, something Bruce wasn’t able to muster up. Corberan has gelled the team together and got them playing some really nice football. Very impressive so far.
Daryl Dike is back to full fitness - Do you expect him to fully kick on in amongst the creativity already in the squad?
Yeah, Dike has done well since coming back from injury. He’s got two goals so far, both headers from crosses - an area we hope he can excel in. As the question states there’s plenty of service available for him, so there’s no excuse for him not hitting the ground running now he’s fit.
What would a successful January look like in your eyes?
A successful January within realistic terms probably means we ship a few high earning squad players out in exchange for some younger, hungrier loans. Finances are tight so we’re not expecting much though!
What have you made of Luton this season?
It was always going to be a difficult task after losing Jones. But with Edwards I think you’ve got a really sound manager and coach. Only thing he needs is a bit of time that he didn’t get at Watford and I’m sure your fans and board have the patience to do so.
I’ll say 1-0 Albion, we’re looking sound defensively and thankfully finally have the ability to nick a goal at the other end. Not too optimistic with our chances at Kennilworth Rd though, it’s always a very difficult place to go.