Hatters captain Scott Cuthbert knows his side need to sort out their inconsistent home form if they are to be considered genuine promotion contenders this term.
The Hatters only picked up seven wins in front of their own supporters last term, as they finished a hugely disappointing 11th place.
“We want to give them a performance they can go home happy with and that sets the tone for the rest of the season.”Scott Cuthbert
Luton now have three games on home soil in the space of seven days, as Cuthbert said: “We need the fans on board, the fans are vital, when things are going well they’re different class.
“We need them behind us and I’m sure from our first home game, Aston Villa in the cup and then Yeovil in the league they’ll be right behind us.
“We want to give them a performance they can go home happy with and that sets the tone for the rest of the season.”
Cuthbert knows going up is the clear aim this term too, as he continued: “It’s got to be when you’re at a club like Luton, the size of the club, support base we’ve got, although that doesn’t give you the right to be up there.
“We’ve certainly got the quality we feel on the pitch and we’ll be pushing this year to try and get promoted, that’s what our aim is and that’s what we want to do.”
The skipper is relishing the prospect of coming up against Championship heavyweights Aston Villa in the EFL Cup first round tie at Kenilworth Road this evening.
The centre half remains confident Hatters will acquit themselves well too, having taken Premier League side Stoke City to penalties in the competition last season.
He said: “It’s quite similar to last year against Stoke and it’s a fantastic day for the club to have such a big club here, albeit a Championship club, but they are a massive club.
“It’s great to have, so we’ll be looking forward to that in front of the Sky cameras, welcoming them to Kenilworth Road, and I’m sure there’ll be a great atmosphere.”
Meanwhile striker Danny Hylton, who scored on his debut against Plymouth Argyle at the weekend, added: “It’s going to be a different game from the weekend, but it’s going to be a great game, a great occasion to test ourselves against a Premier League team. We look forward to it and we’ll be going into it trying to win it.”
After seeing over 1,000 Town supporters travel to Home Park, he added: “It was nice and fair play to all of them that have travelled that long way.
“I said a couple of weeks back, that we’re going to need them through the season in tough away games, tough times in games and tough times in the season, they can really push us through games and they certainly did that.”