After winning 5 of our last six games, we face our toughest test yet, as we visit our promotion rivals, Luton Town.
For once there are no fresh injury concerns – well at the time of writing this there isn’t, but lets enjoy this moment where there are no new injury concerns.
Mathieu Baudry and Paul Keegan look to be back looking to push for a start, after completing about an hour in a friendly arranged with Notts County on Tuesday.
Ross Etheridge, Tyler Garrett, Will Longbottom, Alfie Beestin and Liam Mandeville also featured in the friendly v Notts County, suggesting they’re getting game time there, because they won’t start on Saturday – which makes sense.
Based off of last week’s match v Newport, I think that Harry Middleton’s place will be under scrutiny, after a lackluster performance.
On the other hand, Marko Marosi has cemented his place in this weeks team, after last weeks performance, which made sure he came away with a clean sheet, after making two/ three beautiful saves.
Luton are favorites, along with Rovers,Portsmouth, Plymouth and Carlisle to finish somewhere around the top three this season, so you could say this is going to be our biggest test yet.
I think a lot of the players are going to up their game for this one, well I hope anyway, because if we come away from a place like Luton with a comfortable point, or three then I will continue to be elated at our progress so far.
Luton have lost their last two games in Sky Bet League Two, and have managed to win 4 out of 8 games this season, so you could say they’ve had an inconsistent start, but that does see them sit in 7th in the table going into this match.
The last time we faced Luton was in 2008, in league two and that resulted in a 2-0 victory Rovers, but the last time we visited Luton it was a one all draw., with a goal from James Hayter.
Overall, Rovers have won 7 out of 22 games v Luton, and I think it’s about time that we change that from a 7 to 8, don’t you?
Predicted lineup v Luton Town
Marosi; Blair, Wright, Butler, Evina; Houghton, Rowe, Coppinger, Middleton; Marquis and Williams.