Hylton: Pilgrims opener is perfect game for Hatters
Town striker Danny Hylton believes that this afternoon's League Two curtain-raiser at Plymouth Argyle is the perfect game for his side to start the season with.
The 27-year-old, who is expected to make his competitive debut for Luton at Home Park, insists that coming up against the team who missed out in the play-offs last term will provide an early test of Hatters’ promotion ambitions.
He said: “We’ve got a long week of training, everyone’s going to stake their claim to be in that starting 11 and whoever gets the nod, it’s a fantastic game.
“We couldn’t have picked a better game. They missed out on the play-off final, so they’re going to be looking to go one better and get promoted.
“I’m delighted with the game and say ‘bring it on.’”
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Fellow new addition Jordan Cook was of the same opinion and believes Town will be roared on by a fine away following.
He continued: “I think it’s a good one because Plymouth always do well in this league, so it will be a good test and that’s what we want.
“We’d rather go straight out and get into the tough teams. It’s a big pitch and I think it will suit us. I’m sure the fans will come in their numbers and support the lads and hopefully get three points there.
“To have a game that quick come upon us where we can really test ourselves against top, top opponents is a good test.”
Hatters go into the game on the back of a final pre-season friendly defeat to Walsall, losing 1-0 last weekend, but boss Nathan Jones added: “I’m glad that happened this week and not next week, or any other week for that matter.
“I’m pleased overall because we’ve had a good pre-season, been a hard test.
“We haven’t gone up against easy opposition, we hand picked opposition to really test us, two play-off sides and we’ve acquitted ourselves very well.
“I’m pleased with where we’re at, now we’re ready to play.”