Fans are a real boost, says new boy Tyler

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New Kenilworth Road favourite Mark Tyler has admitted he is delighted by the way Luton Town's supporters have taken to him.

The 32-year-old keeper is playing in front of bigger crowds than he experienced in his 15 years and 486 games at Peterborough United and has admitted he is pleased with his early season form.

Tyler, who had only conceded four goals in eight games before last night's match against Oxford, said: "It's gone pretty well for me so far. I played well against Chester and Kettering, but I had absolutely nothing to do the other night (Crawley Town].

"The fans seem to have taken to me and the support is amazing considering the standard of football. We have got between 6,000 and 8,000 in all the home games so far and we took 1,800 to Kettering the other day.

"The away games tend to be like home games as we take over the grounds.

"I've enjoyed every minute of it so far even though we've struggled in the odd game.

"I'm sure we will improve as well. It's just been a case of getting used to the division for a lot of us.

"I knew it was going to be physical and competitive and that's exactly how it's turned out.

"There's a lot of kicking and the referees haven't been very good, but it's great to be involved and winning matches.

"I have been happy with my form, but I'm not getting carried away. I'm just keeping my head down and doing my job at the end of the day.

"That's the attitude I had in all my time at London Road and it's not going to change now."

Tyler admitted the Hatters have missed burly striker Liam Hatch, but is still sure Luton will have a successful season.

He added: "We have missed a striker like Liam at times, but we have a strong enough squad for this league. It's just a case of us gelling together."

Crawley jack up price of tickets

Ticket prices for Luton Town's game against Crawley Town on February 27 have been increased.

The Hatters' visit is one of seven games to have been identified for price increases by the West Sussex club.

Seven other games have had entry reduced by 3, but tickets for the visit of Luton to the The Broadfield Stadium will cost 2 more.

Other games also seeing a price increase are Kettering Town, Mansfield Town, Oxford United, AFC Wimbledon, Eastbourne Borough and Stevenage Borough.

Ten point deduction for Salisbury

Luton Town's Blue Premier rivals Salisbury City last week went into administration and, as a result, have had 10 points deducted.