Luton - Millwall Preview: Hatters attempting to become the first non-league side to reach last eight in 99 years

Paul Buckle's Conference side are looking to make history at home to a Lions outfit that have lost four out of their last five games in all competitions


Henry, Kovacs, Richards, Taylor
Lawless, Mendy, Spiller, Howells
Shaw, Gray


Smith, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry
Henry, Trotter, Abdou, Woolford
Hulse, Keogh

Paul Buckle may name a starting XI close to the one that stunned Premier League side Norwich in the last round, with only defender Lathaniel Rowe-Turner missing due to suspension.

The Hatters' goalscorer at Carrow Road, Scott Rendell, may have to make do with a place on the substitutes bench again.

As for Millwall, the game comes too soon for winger Chris Taylor and striker Nathan Tyson, although both should re-join training next week.

Elsewhere, Andy Keogh could come back into the side in place of on-loan Arsenal forward Benik Afobe.

  • Luton are attempting to become the first non-league side to reach the sixth round of the FA Cup since QPR in 1914.
  • Luton's best performance in the FA Cup came in the 1959, where they were runners up to Nottingham Forest.
  • This is the furthest Luton have been in the FA Cup since 1994, where they eventually were knocked out in the semi finals by Chelsea.
  • By beating Norwich in Carrow Road in the last round (pictured right), Luton became the first non-league side to win away at a Premier League club Altrincham defeated Birmingham in 1986.
  • Arnaud Mendy last came to public attention with a wonder-strike that almost secured Macclesfield a victory against Bolton in last year's FA Cup.
  • Millwall have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time since losing in the 2004 final to Manchester United.
  • Millwall have won more games in the FA Cup (two) in 2013 than they have in the Championship (one).
  • Ireland international David Forde had a brief loan spell at Luton in 2007.
  • The last time these two sides met came in the 2007/08 season, when a 0-0 draw was played out at the New Den in League 1.