Smith relishes Swindon clash

Hatters midfielder Jonathan Smith can’t wait to lock horns with former club Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup first round.

Jonathan Smith celebrates Town's title triumph
Jonathan Smith celebrates Town's title triumph

Smith, 29, spent 12 months at the County Ground when Paolo Di Canio was in charge, helping the Robins win the League Two title during 2011/12.

Speaking to the club’s official website about the tie at Kenilworth Road, he said: “I’m looking forward to it.

“I had a great time at Swindon and I felt I enjoyed a really good relationship with the fans. It was a great experience, especially playing under the manager there at the time.

“It gave me a lot of experience which I have brought with me to Luton.

“Swindon’s a great club and obviously this game is going to be of big interest to me.

“We’ll go into the game holding no fears. Being at home is an advantage and I’m sure our fans will get behind us which will give us a chance of causing an upset.”

After suffering a horrific broken leg on Boxing Day against Barnet, Smith returned to the side for the last moments of Town’s final day 1-0 win at Hyde and is progressing well ahead of the new campaign.

He added: “I’ve been working hard over the summer and my recovery has been going really well,

“There have been no ill effects, I feel good, I feel fit and there’s still two weeks to go until we return for pre-season which gives me even more time to prepare.

“I can’t wait for it to start. I’m raring to go.”