The Opposition: Morecambe v Luton Town

Craig Mackail-Smith.
Craig Mackail-Smith.

Morecambe welcome John Still’s Luton Town to the Globe Arena on Tuesday night.

Manager

John Still

The 65-year-old is a familiar face to Shrimps fans after his days with Dagenham & Redbridge. Took over at Luton in February 2013 and guided the Hatters back to the Football League as Conference champions in his first full season in charge. After an eighth-placed finish in League 2 last season Still will be looking at a sustained promotion push this time around.

Key Man

Craig Mackail-Smith

The 31-year-old has the pedigree to be one of the best players in the Football League’s bottom tier this season. Former Peterborough and Brighton striker’s signing was seen as something of a coup as he linked up with his former Dagenham boss Still. Has three goals to his name so far this season.

Form

Luton have made a stuttering start to the season but have won four of their last five in all competitions. Jack Marriott’s late brace handed the Hatters a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday meaning they sit 16th in League 2 ahead of the trip to the Globe Arena.

History

Sides have met four times in League 2 with The Shrimps doing the double last season. A 3-0 win at the Globe Arena in December was backed up with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road in March, Luke Wilkinson’s late own goal handing 10-man Morecambe the win.

Possible line-up

Tyler, O’Donnell, McNulty, Wilkinson, Griffiths, McQuoid, McGeehan, Smith, Lee, McCourt, Mackail-Smith.

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