Luton Town ‘look to right the wrong’ of last year and not get beat by Birmingham City

John Eustace will lead out Birmingham City for the first time in a competitive fixture this Saturday but Nathan Jones and Luton Town want to spoil the party.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has got his eyes on progression in the new Championship campaign with the first port of call being to get a result against Birmingham City.

Blues hammered Luton 5-0 and 3-0 respectively last season and became the only team, aside from league winners Fulham, to score eight goals past the Bedfordshire club.

Hatters midfielder Allan Campbell earned his full Scotland debut recently

The 5-0 win at Kenilworth Road was described as a ‘freak’ and ‘unexpected’ result by Jones, however, the 3-0 win at St Andrew’s, the Welshman still blames on the off the field disturbance which saw tennis balls thrown on to the pitch at points during the contest.

Previewing the Championship opener this weeked, Jones said: “We like progression, so the first progression we can do this season is not get beat by Birmingham.”

“It happened twice last year, freak results, three and five [goals].

“It was disappointing results against Birmingham and look, the first game came really unexpected and the second game I can only put down to the disruption of the game as such. We’ll look to right that wrong.

“Birmingham have their own motivation. A new manager, a real good guy so they’ll have real high hopes at the start of the season and we want to continue where we left off.”