Luton Town man wants revenge for play-off agony

Luton Town defender James Justin is looking forward to facing Blackpool tomorrow, hoping for some revenge for their 2017 play-off semi-final defeat.

The Hatters look a good bet for Championship football next season, storming to the top of the table and remaining unbeaten in the league since October. They face the Seasiders tomorrow with Terry McPhillips’ side needing points to remain in play-off contention.

However, it is the final of the League Two play-off two years ago causing Justin and his teammates to want a win more than anything.

He was part of the side leading 3-1 in the second leg of their semi-final, 4-3 on aggregate. Blackpool staged a remarkable comeback, to draw 33 and go through 5-4.

Justin told Luton Today: “We’ve got a lot of lost love over the last few years, obviously with what they did to us over the play-offs. But we’ve moved on from that and hopefully we can show the fans the free-flowing football as we showed them in the first half (at Bristol Rovers).”

Luton can move to within a whisker of a successive promotion tomorrow, with 21-year-old Justin having played a key role this season.

Our View

Revenge is a dish best served cold and in putting the Tangerines to the sword tomorrow, Luton can more or less guarantee their own promotion.

Terry McPhillips’ side need the points to keep their slim hopes alive, but they’re unlikely to get them.

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