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📝 Match Preview: Luton Town (H)

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday's match

26 September 2023

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Luton Town (H)

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday's match

26 September 2023

Tuesday night has the big game feel as the Grecians compete in the third round of the Carabao Cup for the first time since 1989!

City face Premier League side Luton Town in a 7:45pm kick-off, under the lights at a SOLD OUT St James Park.

The Grecians made it through to the third round by beating Crawley Town 2-1 in round one, followed by a penalty shootout win over Stevenage after a 1-1 draw.

The Grecians and Luton Town are no strangers, having met 56 times in the League and Cup but have not met since 2018's clash at Kenilworth Road were City fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat.

The visitors have had an impressive rise since 2018 and have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Gary Caldwell's thoughts

Gary Caldwell has given his thoughts as City prepare for a Carabao Cup crunch clash with Luton Town at St James Park.

City have the opportunity to match their memorable run from 1989/90, but must defeat a top tier side for the first time since toppling Leicester City in the 1980/81 FA Cup. 

To do that, the Grecians must improve on a disappointing week which saw defeats in the EFL Trophy and league, and Caldwell has full confidence in his side.

"I was frustrated after Oxford and the players were too - we played well in parts but not so well in other - but it is a good thing to have such a big game straight away," he said.

"I think there is always pressure at this football club because we set ourselves high standards and we believe we can win every game. We are definitely underdogs because we are playing a Premier League team and we have to put pressure on ourselves to perform and be the best we can be. Tuesday will be no different.

"The main thing is we focus on ourselves."

Hear more from Gary ⬇️


Match Tickets

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the match in advance - thank you for your support Grecians!

How to Follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action by listening LIVE on iFollow. Purchase an audio match pass for just £2.50 in the UK and you'll get access to the stream which includes BBC Radio Devon commentary.

Please note there is NO live video streaming in the UK or Overseas due to the competition rules.

We will be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match.

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Matchday Family Fun

Going to the football with your family is the perfect way to make memories you treasure, and at St James Park there is plenty on offer pre-match to keep the whole family entertained, and ensure a special day out.

For full details of all the activities happening at SJP on Tuesday, click here.

Key Timings

  • 5:45pm: Players start to arrive and are happy to sign autographs or pose for selfies with you. Why not tweet your picture #SemperFidelis or on our other social media platforms.
  • 6pm: Hospitality areas are in full flow.
  • 6pm: Junior Grecian Zone available to all families (and everyone at half-time to catch the results or use the kiosk).
  • From 7pm: Watch out for engagement opportunities with your players in the Shop/Fan Zone!

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Sticker book reduced!

The official Exeter City Sticker Album is just £2 this weekend, so no better time to grab a copy from the club shop!

Collect 184 different stickers, ranging from current and past players, club legends, magic moments and more! Buy from the club shop from Saturday. The album includes the first eight stickers!

Each matchday league programme this season will have 8 stickers to collect to fill your book!

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 5pm. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.75 a pint

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The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.


Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to all from 6pm with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In the Fan Zone, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open all day on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/24 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members, Junior Grecians and season ticket holders save 10% on full prices purchases!


Jungle Path Kiosk

The kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

Kiosk Menu

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Kenniford Farm will also be in the Fan Zone with their wide range of local produce including hog roast rolls and chips.

Match Day Programme

The matchday programme the Grecian has a new look for this season, with designers Curtis Sports giving it a refresh!

This Tuesday's issue is a 32 page edition at £2 and can be purchased in the club shop or around the ground from one of our sellers.

Previous Encounter

Luton Town 1 Exeter City 0 | Feb 3, 2018 | EFL Sky Bet League Two

Exeter City slipped to a narrow defeat away from home to league leaders Luton Town in Sky Bet League Two. The Grecians, who spent much of the match without the ball against a strong Luton team, defended well for much of the game but weren't able to hold out.

Harry Cornick's shot in the first half took a wicked deflection off the impressive Jordan Storey and ended up in the back of the net as the Hatters claimed the win.

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