Luton head coach Rob Edwards has warned his players to be ready for Everton’s “aggressive nature” when they face off this weekend.
Everton have removed some of the negativity that has been surrounding them since the start of the campaign with back-to-back wins over Brentford and Aston Villa over the past week.
Sean Dyche’s team claimed their first Premier League victory this season with a much-needed 3-1 victory at Brentford before winning 2-1 at Villa on Wednesday evening to quality for the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
“They’re a good team with good players and an experienced manager,” Edwards said ahead of Luton’s trip to Goodison Park on Saturday.
“I think the performances have been there, they’ve just not got the results. They’re hard-working, organised and athletic.
“They’ll look to play on the front foot earlier and get their attacking players in the game and look to engage their supporters.
“We’ve got to be ready for that fast and their aggressive nature. That will suit us and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Luton put their first Premier League point on the board last weekend with a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.
But the Hatters suffered Carabao Cup embarrassment in midweek with a 1-0 defeat at Exeter, who ply their trade in Sky Bet League One.
Luton received another blow when loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga was ruled out for a few months with the hamstring injury he picked up against Wolves.
The Belgian midfielder has returned to parent club Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation.
Edwards said: “I still think we’ve got people who can do that role, I’ve got real confidence in the group.
“It just gives someone else an opportunity now and that’s it.
“All our midfielders are all options, so I’m still comfortable that we’ve gotRead on football365.com