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Football: Nuneaton in trouble ahead of Luton Town visit

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

Action from the match between the two sides earlier in the season. Picture: Gareth Owen

Action from the match between the two sides earlier in the season. Picture: Gareth Owen

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LUTON Town travel to Triton Showers Community Area Liberty Way on Saturday to face a Nuneaton side in chaos both on and off the field.

The club were rocked on Tuesday when acting chairman Neil Hodgson, secretary Richard Dean and Kevin Harris James all resigned from the board, leaving Ian Neale as the only remaining director.

Neale travelled with the team to Cambridge City on Tuesday night and will have been delighted to see Kevin Wilkin’s side record a shock 3-1 win over their hosts who are in the top eight. Yet the win leaves them in the thick of the relegation battle, sitting two spots off the bottom.

“We know it is another hard game but we just have to fight on,” said Luton Town boss Paul Buckle.

Buckle will not be surprised to hear the importance Nuneaton are placing on the visit of the Hatters.

“[My] focus is on doing all I can to ensure we can get the game on at the weekend against Luton, which is vitally important for both income and survival this season,” Neale told the Nuneaton club website.

Luton, meanwhile, will be chasing their first away win in the league since October.

“Every game we seem to play we get told ‘the opposition are buoyed’ by having the challenge of playing us,” Buckle said. “It is nothing new but if we play to our potential we know we can do the business.

“We won there in the FA Cup in November so we have no fear but, as I said before, it is another tough game we have to negotiate.”

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