Evatt Liking Luton Test

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Boss Ian Evatt is looking forward to taking on Premier League opposition and a good friend in the third round of the FA Cup.

Wanderers will face Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in their first third-round tie since 2019 after beating Harrogate Town 5-1 on Saturday.

And tackling the Hatters – for the first time for 27 years – means Evatt will also lock horns with former Blackpool team-mate Rob Edwards.

“It’s a Premier League draw. We are away from home so it's going to be a difficult test and challenge,” said Evatt, whose side made it five successive home victories with the weekend win over Harrogate.

“Rob is a good friend of mine, so it's going to be nice to take him on and see how we get on. It's great to see him doing so well in the Premier League. We've been together in football for a number of years and still speak fairly often. I like to pick his brains and vice versa.

“It will be great for us to take each other on and see where both teams are at but for now, he will be concentrating on trying to keep them in the Premier League and we are concentrating on fighting on three fronts.”

Wanderers will go to Luton over the weekend 5-7 January, 2024 with details of the date and kick-off time to follow in due course. As a result, the Whites’ League One trip to Wigan Athletic scheduled for that weekend will be re-arranged.

In the immediate future, Wanderers turn their attention back to their defence of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy when they face Port Vale in the last-32 at the Toughsheet Community Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

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