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7 August 2014

Focus on Luton Town as part of build-up to season

It’s now less than two days until Wimbledon get their 2014/15 season underway and we continue our countdown by focusing on newly promoted Luton Town.

 campaign, we want supporters to show their colours and cheer on the Dons to victory against Shrewsbury on Saturday.Wall of ColourAs part of the Football League’s 

Wimbledon’s first away day in the league is Luton Town and we take a look at a summer of change since John Still finally led the Hatters out of the Conference.

  Anthony Charles, Jon Shaw, David Viana, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, Jerome Jibodu, Jake Wooley, Ronnie Henry, Andre Gray, JJ O’Donnell.Players out:

  Curtley Williams, Ross Lafayette, Ricky Miller, Andy Drury, Luke Wilkinson, Paul Benson, Mark Onyemah, Charlie Walker, Luke Rooney, Paul Connolly, Lee Angol.Players in:

  51 milesDistance between two clubs:

  Saturday, 16 August (a), Saturday, 21 February (h)When we meet:

  Fraser Franks (pictured)Former Don:

Though Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) and Andre Gray (Brentford) decided to move on, there’s a feel-good factor among Luton fans after manager John Still’s summer additions. Luke Wilkinson, who previously played for Still at Dagenham & Redbridge, will help compensate for the loss of Henry and the permanent signing of Paul Benson is a key addition up front. The ex-Swindon Town striker banged in the goals while on loan at Luton and his record suggests he’ll score goals in League 2.

Still, of course, has been in a similar situation before. The experienced manager took Dagenham & Redbridge into the Football League and then up to the heady heights of League 1. It remains to be seen whether Still will repeat that immediately at Luton, but everything appears to be in place for the club to build on finally getting back to the Football League.

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