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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - LUTON TOWN

23 June 2015

Affectionately known as The Hatters, Luton was founded in 1885 and they hold several major honours including a League Cup win from the 1987-88 season and a 1982 Football League Division Two title.

However, more recently they have dropped down the football pyramid and the Bedfordshire-based side were relegated to the Conference Premier in 2009 following a 30 point deduction due to financial difficulties.

After spending five seasons in non-League football, they were promoted back to the Football League in 2014 and achieved an encouraging 8th place in their maiden campaign, narrowly missing out on the League Two Playoffs.

Managed by the experienced John Still, they play their home games at Kenilworth Road, which has a capacity of just over 10,000 spectators.

Distance from Huish Park: 148 miles (around two hours, 45 minutes).

2014-15 season final position: 8th in League Two.

Odds on to finish: Win outright 14/1, promotion 100/30, relegation 18/1 (all odds sought from SkyBet).

Super stat: Former Luton player Joe Payne holds the Football League record for the highest number of goals scored by a single player in one match. He hit ten in a 12-0 victory over Bristol Rovers on the 13th April 1936.

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