Dewsbury-Hall wants to make Luton and Leicester fans happy by beating Foxes' fierce rivals Nottingham Forest

Midfielder believes Town have the squad in place to enjoy a successful season
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall keeps the ball moving against Sheffield WednesdayKiernan Dewsbury-Hall keeps the ball moving against Sheffield Wednesday
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall keeps the ball moving against Sheffield Wednesday

Hatters’ on-loan midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is aiming to get one over on one of his parent club Leicester City's fiercest rivals when Town host Nottingham Forest in the Championship this evening.

The Shepshed born Foxes player has been at the King Power Stadium since he was just eight years old, signing his first pro deal in 2017.

Dewsbury-Hall moved to Luton on transfer deadline day this month, and is now expected to make his home debut this evening during the Championship clash with the Reds, broadcast live on Sky Sports, who along with Derby County, are Leicester's main foes.

Ahead of the contest, he said: “I’ll be happy I know if we win and I’m sure a lot of Leicester fans will be happy to see Forest lose and of course Luton fans want to see Forest lose.

“So we’re all going to go there really hungry to get another three points and propel us up the league.”

The Hatters had been on a run of two straight defeats and three losses from four ahead of Dewsbury-Hall's maiden appearances for the club at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, a sequence they ended with a 1-0 win courtesy of Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu’s 74th minute goal.

The midfielder continued: “Luckily enough in the Championship you can’t really dwell on it for too long as the games come thick and fast every few days.

"It’s almost a bonus you’ve got another game to put things right and we have done.,

"Now we’ve got the two games out of our heads, we’re just looking forward to Forest on Wednesday and hopefully get another win.

“We thought going into half time, we should have been two or three up, we had a lot of chances, and we just thought that we just lacked that cutting edge.

"At half time, we just said, 'keep doing what we're doing and the chances will come.'

"The red card (to Joost van Aken) helped a bit, it pinned them back a bit, but it was a great finish by Pelly for the goal.

The game will be Dewsbury-Hall’s first outing on the Kenilworth Road playing surface for a competitive clash, as he continued: “I've trained on it, it’s a great surface.

"It's a lovely little stadium and I’m looking forward to getting on there and playing.

"It’s just a shame there's not going to be any fans on there to watch it, but I’m sure there’ll be watching at home and cheering on from their houses.”

Although he has only been around the club for a short period of time, Dewsbury-Hall, who spent time at Blackpool last term, believes they have the tools for a decent campaign ahead.

He added: “I think, personally, anything’s realistic with this squad.

"It’s a great hungry squad, no big egos, no-one that doesn’t work hard for the team, so the sky’s the limit this year.

"We’ve had a pretty good start to the season, we’ve had some good additions to the team and we’re going to try and push as hard as we can come the end of the season.

“It's a great club that’s very ambitious and yes, they’ve come from a lower division, but they’ve come into the Championship and really feel like they belong and they do belong here.

"So we’re really, really ambitious going into this season, we’re not here just to make up the numbers in the Championship.

"We want to really push, give a good account of ourselves and get as high up the table as we can."