'No visiting team likes coming here' - Luton Town captain and ex Leeds United man Alan Sheehan on Kenilworth cauldron

Luton Town skipper and former Leeds United man Alan Sheehan has called on Hatters fans to turn Kenilworth Road into a cauldron of noise for today's Championship clash.

By Graham Smyth
Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 1:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 1:55 pm
Alan Sheehan, right, welcomes his former club to Kenilworth Road today (Pic: Getty)
Alan Sheehan, right, welcomes his former club to Kenilworth Road today (Pic: Getty)

The defender, who played his first minutes of the 2019/20 Championship season against Reading on 9th November after recovering from an Achilles injury, joined Leeds as a 21-year-old loanee before becoming a permanent signing in 2008.

He made 24 appearances as a White and left for Swindon in 2010.

Today's game will be only his second reunion with Leeds since his departure and he's expecting a difficult afternoon against his old employer.

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"I'm sure they believe they can achieve promotion back to the Premier League this year and they have certainly made a decent start, sitting third in the table at kick-off today, so we know we are in for as tough a game here as we've had this season," he wrote in his programme notes.

But Sheehan believes the home fans have a big part to play in making life uncomfortable for Marcelo Bielsa's visitors and has issued a rallying cry for backing, as Luton attempt to snap a four-game losing streak.

"We'll be up for it. We'll be together and we are all looking forward to it because we know it's going to be a cracking game. The support you have given us over the past couple of years here has been unbelievable and these are the kind of afternoons where we need it more than ever.

"No visiting team likes coming here because of how tight supporters are to the pitch and the noise generated by more than 9,000 of you Luton Town fans packed into the kind of stadium bigger clubs just aren't used to playing at these days, so please make it a cauldron again today."