Arveladze eyes Luton – News


Shota Arveladze says his side owe the fans a home performance ahead of the visit to fifth-placed Luton Town.

Victory at Coventry City extended the away unbeaten streak to five matches – although the Tigers have lost the last four at home.

Large crowds are expected at MKM Stadium, with the club offering £2 tickets and opening the West Stand Upper for the first time this season.

And Arveladze is keen to reward the City faithful with a first home win since late January.

“My first game was Swansea – a game that was not easy to win (2-0) – and we did well,” Arveladze said.

“Since then, we have lost four in a row. We search for each game (for the same as Swansea).

“We think we owe that to the fans because they want to come (and watch us), they travel so far with us – they give us a lot of energy.

“It’s fantastic to see the boys after the game getting closer to them, some of them throwing their shirts (into the crowd) – that’s what it’s all about.

“We are going to the next game and we will do our best to show the best performance to win the game, with this feeling that we owe them.

“I want to show this crowd, the supporters, the performance we have shown in the away games.”

Nathan Jones’ top-flight Hatters will be far from easy opponents and climbed into the play-offs after beating Preston North End 4-0 in midweek.

“They are very organized, very physical, very direct,” commented Arveladze.

“They’ve been on a good run if you see the points (they picked up) and the position they have.

“It will be a very difficult game, like every game. They’re a bit (of) a different type (of team) to Coventry and the other teams we’ve faced over the past five weeks – a very tough opponent.

Tomorrow’s game is the last before the international break, in which young striker Keane Lewis-Potter will join the England Under-21s after receiving his first call-up.

“It’s quite an honor for Keane and we are all proud of it,” added Arveladze.

“I wish ‘Greavesy’ (Jacob Greaves) had been called up as well and I think he would have deserved it, but it’s good motivation for every young lad here and in the academy as well.

“The most important thing is to go out there and show (what you can do) there, to be number one there.

“He will grow with it, he will be a better player, he will be a more experienced player. At this young age, it is a very important thing.

“We are proud and the fans are proud. It’s something where you get back what you give it.

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