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Luton Town v Brentford: Edwards says it is not a ‘must-win’ game for struggling Hatters


Rob Edwards says Premier League strugglers Luton Town are not yet at the stage where games are “must win”.

The Hatters host Brentford tomorrow knowing a win will take them out of the relegation zone and up to 16th, ahead of Everton and Nottingham Forest who play each other on Sunday.

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It promises to be a pivotal weekend in the relegation fight with rock-bottom Sheffield United also hosting 19th placed Burnley.

Edwards knows the importance of tomorrow’s game but believes there is still time for more twists and turns with a further four matches to go.

He said: “I don’t think it is must-win. We know it is business time and we must be getting results.

“We put that pressure on the last home game [against Bournemouth] and we were able to produce a really good performance, a brilliant second-half performance and a win.

“So we know how important it is. It is not must-win because it doesn’t mean we’re down if we don’t win tomorrow, but we all recognise the importance of it.

“We know what a win tomorrow means but there is still a long way to go.”

Luton’s task could be made harder by Brentford being able to include Ivan Toney.

The England international missed last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Sheffield United but is poised to return at Kenilworth Road.

Bees boss Thomas Frank said: “He’s desperate, and I’m desperate, so let’s see tomorrow.

“With all your important players, you are willing to push them hard to play, Ivan has extraordinary mentality and can push through things.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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