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Friday, April 15, 2022
Luton Town to Face Nottingham Forest on Saturday
Nathan Jones has named his starting line-up for the Hatters' match against Nottingham Forest. The Hatters made two changes to the team that beat Huddersfield Town at the weekend‚ with Reece Burke and Robert Snodgrass returning from injury. However‚ Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu has been forced to miss out through injury‚ so the Hatters have made some changes as well. Read on to find out who the new faces are.
Nathan Jones names his starting line-up for the Hatters against Nottingham Forest
It is no surprise that Luton are looking for another win after a difficult international break. Their last two games have both ended in a 2-2 draw and they have beaten Millwall and Hull‚ respectively. However‚ they have struggled to get a win since the international break‚ owing largely to their injury list. In midweek‚ they were beaten by Huddersfield 2-0‚ and despite having key players missing such as Henri Lansbury and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu‚ it is clear that they must make a real effort to get a result. Luton Town manager Nathan Jones is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up against Nottingham Forest‚ and the Hatters have already lost two players - Adam Hammill and James Hanson. They will look to bounce back on Saturday with a win and a draw against Forest. However‚ Luton Town's injury list is a worrying one. The Hatters' injury list is already very long‚ and it's likely that several players will be unavailable - especially in the centre of the park. After a frustrating end to last month's game at Wigan Athletic‚ Luton have signed a number of players in the transfer window. Goalscorer Brennan Johnson and Elijah Adebayo have performed well in the Championship this season. The Hatters also signed Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in the summer‚ and he has become an important part of the side. However‚ the manager is hopeful that he can sign another player from Leicester to strengthen his squad. While it would be a disappointment for Hatters fans if they dropped out of the top six‚ they are not the first team to drop out of the Championship. They have been knocked down to the Conference in the past decade‚ and come back and won back their place in the top flight. So a win against Forest is much-needed to ensure the Hatters' survival.
Joe Worrall is leading an appeal for the people of Ukraine
The man known as The Giant has been a fan of Nottingham Forest since he was a boy. The Forest defender has got behind an appeal to help Ukrainian refugees in his native country. The Sleep 1000 team is aiming to send 1‚000 items to the Krakow camp‚ including sleeping bags‚ thermal blankets‚ torches‚ thermos flasks and medical dressings. The team has set up a Just Giving page in which every PS20 donated goes towards buying these items.
Joe Pearce is the club's new head coach
Pearce was hired as the head coach of Sul Ross in November 2016. The school finished third in the ASC last year‚ the highest finish since 2012. The team also finished second to Hardin-Simmons‚ which earned Pearce the ASC Coach of the Year award. Pearce's background is well-rounded. He has served as a sports editor for the Oakland Post for two years‚ and dreams of working for a big media company. Pearce has a wealth of experience in hockey. He played for the Calgary Dinos and the Kootenay Ice in the WHL. He was also named Canada West Men's Hockey Alumni Trophy winner. He was chosen by eight head coaches. His record is also very impressive‚ as he guided the Dinos to third place in the regular season and third in the playoffs.
Naismith's goal was ruled out for offside
Luton Town beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the weekend to end their three-game losing streak and push them closer to automatic promotion. Kal Naismith scored the only goal in the game‚ converting a penalty after ten minutes when Jack Colback handled a cross. Naismith's goal was the only chance of the game and it sealed a deserved win for the Hatters. Forest had a late goal from Philip Zinckernagel‚ but the game ended with a controversial penalty. The visitors dominated the first half‚ and Luton appeared to have levelled on 51 minutes when Djed Spence put the ball into the net. However‚ the striker was ruled offside both in the run up to the goal and when he was played in on goal. Replays showed that the ball had deflected off a Luton defender and was not onside. The decision to rule out a goal was a controversial one. In the past‚ decisions were made on the basis of one man's view and were not subject to public scrutiny. Now‚ with the use of action replays‚ all goals in the First Division can be seen on the television. Your Hatters face Nottingham Forest on Saturday and will be hoping for a draw. Town dominated possession and were unable to find a way through the Sheffield United backline‚ but they were unable to do so. Town's backline was well organised and Henri Lansbury and Kal Naismith did well to keep the ball out of the net. On the half hour‚ a wayward cross-shot from Bogle landed at Brewster's feet in the middle of the Hatters' box. But the striker's header was ruled out for offside.
Pearce's first game in charge was against Derby County
The match against the play-off-winning side is a big test for Nottingham Forest. The play-off-winning side thrashed Forest 5-0 in the last meeting‚ and the match was won by the hosts in September 2013. It is important for Pearce to make a statement about his intentions and his side's potential to push for promotion. Pearce believes that the team is capable of achieving this. Alex Pearce was born in Wallingford‚ Oxfordshire. He attended the Oratory School and played football for Reading's youth academy. He joined the club on loan from Reading in January 2017‚ and quickly became a regular in the team's central defence. He has been a big success at the club‚ scoring twice on debut against Oman. In Pearce's first season in charge‚ he managed to secure promotion for the club and win the Championship. Forest have been in terrible form for a while and Pearce has had to make some tough decisions. However‚ Pearce has retained the vociferous backing of the fans despite the lacklustre form. If the manager had been in the same position as the players‚ he would have been sacked. The club haven't won a league game since August but Pearce is a different story. While DCB have received a lot of stick‚ the fans at the City Ground have also backed Pearce's appointment. Although the chairman of the club has said he plans to appoint administrators in 2021‚ the shoving incident is an unfortunate event that has been a fixture hallmark in recent years. In addition to stomping Pearce's first game in charge‚ a shoving incident took place between the two clubs. The incident led to the deterioration of the relations between the two clubs.