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Downes, Nydam and Celina Start at Luton
Tuesday, 8th Aug 2017 19:00

Town boss Mick McCarthy hands a first start to Flynn Downes, a senior debut to Tristan Nydam and a Blues bow to Bersant Celina as he makes seven changes for this evening’s Carabao Cup first round tie against League Two Luton at Kenilworth Road. New signing Martyn Waghorn is included on the bench.

McCarthy again lines his side in a 3-5-2 system with Dean Gerken in goal and Adam Webster, making his first start since January, skipper Luke Chambers and Jonas Knudsen the defensive trio, while Dominic Iorfa and Myles Kenlock are the wing-backs.

Cole Skuse will be joined by 18-year-old Downes, who made his debut as a sub on Saturday, and Nydam in midfield with Celina playing off McGoldrick up front.

In addition to new striker Waghorn, 18-year-old centre-half or right-back Luke Woolfenden is among the subs for the first time alongside fellow youngsters Pat Webber and Adam McDonnell.

One-time Town trialist Marek Stech is in goal for the home side, who make only three changes from the team which hammered Yeovil 8-2 on Saturday.

Luton: Stech, Cuthbert (c), Stacey, O Lee, Cook, Shinnie, Rea, Mpanza, Collins, E Lee, Sheehan. Subs: Mullins, Senior, Gambin, McQuoid, Bakinson, Shea, Musonda.

Town: Gerken, Webster, Chambers (c), Knudsen, Iorfa, Kenlock, Skuse, Downes, Nydam, Celina, McGoldrick. Subs: Bialkowski, Woolfenden, Webber, McDonnell, Rowe, Sears, Waghorn.

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jas0999 added 19:02 - Aug 8
Is it a 3-5-2 or a 5-3-2, which other news agencies are reporting? Hopefully it's an attack minded formation. Either way team should be good enough to beat Luton.
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Pilgrimblue added 19:06 - Aug 8
Not sure where the goals are going to come from so expecting subs to make impact
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itsonlyme added 19:06 - Aug 8
Please give us a cup run
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floridaboy added 19:14 - Aug 8
Don't care tonight as long as we don't get any more injuries!
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trevski added 19:21 - Aug 8
That's a good looking line-up and great to see a lot of the youngsters getting some game time. Looking forward to seeing Nydam and Downes play from the start
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Europablue added 19:25 - Aug 8
We need a win tonight. No reason why that team shouldn't get one. Even if we lose playing some positive football it wouldn't be an absolute disaster, but losing to lower league opposition every year is bad for morale and our momentum.
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Europablue added 19:25 - Aug 8
We need a win tonight. No reason why that team shouldn't get one. Even if we lose playing some positive football it wouldn't be an absolute disaster, but losing to lower league opposition every year is bad for morale and our momentum.
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ArnieM added 19:31 - Aug 8
Er,who is this Woolfenden, on the bench??
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wkj added 19:38 - Aug 8
@ArnieM Woolfenden is a promising Youth player
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cornishblu added 19:39 - Aug 8
...better than previous cup starting line uos....let's hope for the next round ....congrats all that are going COYB
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Karlosfandangal added 19:41 - Aug 8
Not expecting much from tonight, only worry is one game in and a long injury list some not even kicking ball and out injured
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madmouse1959 added 20:09 - Aug 8
Not much punch up front for us...........not expecting any goals from us.
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