After yet another late comeback draw, Luton Town are back at home tomorrow to face 20th place Swansea City.
Luton have now come off the back of two dramatic draws after midweek madness at Bristol City saw a point rescued by Danny Hylton. The home side tomorrow will be looking to improve with a much needed win at home. It would also be the club's first championship win in over a month.
Four of Luton's last six home games have been draws. The two exceptions have been polar opposites - a 3-0 win against newly promoted Peterborough United and a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Birmingham City.
Nathan Jones' Hatters will also have goals on their mind. With a two game goalless run at home, a third would clinch a record last seen way back in April 2016. Back then, the Bedfordshire side were in League Two and Swansea were in the heady heights of the Premier League.
Dreams of first division football will feel like a distant memory for fans of Russell Martin's Swans. They have endured a dismal start to the EFL Championship season. Out of their first seven matches, they've only managed one win, with an equal share of three draws and defeats.
In the last three games, goals have been hard to come by too. Goalless draws against Hull City and Millwall respectively are only bolstered by the one goal scored by Joel Piroe in the 3-1 away defeat to Preston North End. The Swans are among one of three Championship sides along with Hull and Derby County to have scored the fewest goals in the division. They have found the net a meagre four times in seven matches.
The journey to now 13th placed Luton could be a tough one for Swansea, but they'll be hoping to get out of this early season rut and put their record straight. The side from South Wales have lost three of their last four away games - that's as many as they had in their last 12 on the road.
With Allan Campbell out until November with his ankle ligament injury, it looks as though Henri Lansbury will be involved once more on Saturday. Jordan Clark still looks doubtful after his head injury but has once again started training with the first team last week.
Nathan Jones switched to a 5-3-2 formation in the midweek fixture and may continue with a potential back three of Tom Lockyer, Reece Burke and Kal Naismith, although Sonny Bradley will be on call to help out from the bench if needs be.
With Elijah Adebayo making a substitute appearance against Bristol City in the midweek, the ex-Walsall man could be in for more action as he slowly gets back to full health. Illness kept him out of last weekends game against Blackburn.
For Swansea City, they are without midfielder Korey Smith who has a calf injury and Liverpool loanee Rhys Williams, who has picked up a knock that will see him on the side lines for at most a couple of matches.
Dutch striker Joel Piroe looks to be set to start as Swansea's lone forward, yet Martin always has Michael Obafemi and Liam Cullen from the bench. The two front men may even get their chance to start as Swansea look to build on their abysmal scoring record in the league.
Luton Town: Sluga; Lockyer, Burke, Naismith, Bree, Mpanzu, Lansbury, Bell, Mendes Gomes, Cornick, Jerome.
Swansea City: Hamer, Naughton, Bennett, Cabango, Laird, Downes, Grimes, Bidwell, Ntcham, Paterson, Piroe.
Ones to watch
The Dutch striker has had an interesting start to life in the Championship. The 22-year-old is the main attacking outlet for a side not really firing on all cylinders.
The ex-PSV man was most prolific in his Jong PSV days. After meandering through a mediocre loan to Sparta Rotterdam in 2019-20 and then being put back in the reserves, Piroe was bought by Swansea this summer.
So far he's the Swans' top scorer with three goals in six games and seems to be one of few bright spots in attack. If he gets in the right positions and gets the service, he could give Luton's defence something to think about.
Danny Hylton and Luton go hand in hand. At the club since 2016, he's built on his prolific goal scoring antics seen at Oxford United through the divisions. However, after a long battle with injuries - it looked likely the 32-year-old would be moved on from the Championship Hatters, especially after the arrival of fellow veteran Cameron Jerome and new boy Elijah Adebayo.
That said, Nathan Jones has stuck with his man. With Jones recently implying every squad member is there for a reason - Hylton has got his foot in the door at Kenilworth Road. Many in the club's fanbase have questioned whether he's cut out for the division, but his involvement as more of a fringe player is still invaluable - as seen on Wednesday.
Scoring late on against Bristol City, Hylton proved he can pop up in important positions and poach important goals. Now, against a team like Swansea who are lacking a forward threat outside of Piroe, they could set up defensively. Hylton may be the man to call upon from the bench to settle the scores tomorrow afternoon.
After winning three of their 23 away league games against Luton, between 1920 and 2001, Swansea have since won three of their last three at Kenilworth Road between 2008 and 2021.
The last time the two sides met, Swansea left Bedfordshire with all three points after Conor Hourihane's early goal settled the differences. Before that, at the Liberty Stadium Swansea also prevailed in a 2-0 win. Goals came from Conor Roberts and Andre Ayew in that result.
How to watch
Kick off on Saturday is at 15:00 BST. Unfortunately however, this fixture will not be televised - but the EFL iFollow service offers any fan not attending, the opportunity to listen in live with a £2.50 audio pass.
Highlights will be available after the game via YouTube and tickets are still available from the respective club websites.