‘Luton fans have seen some dark times so it’s great we can give them a smile’

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  • Hatters have climbed from non-league to Premier League
  • Manager Rob Edwards relishing challenge of top flight

Rob Edwards, the Luton manager, insisted the club will not go berserk after sealing a fairytale promotion to the Premier League worth at least £170m. Luton returned to the top flight for the first time since 1992 courtesy of a 6-5 shootout victory in the Championship playoff final against Coventry.

Jordan Clark opened the scoring in the first half before Gus Hamer, who was later forced off with injury, scored a fine equaliser. But the game went to penalties after a nervy period of extra time. Luton had one of the smallest budgets in the Championship – smaller than some League One clubs – but promotion caps an extraordinary and unprecedented rise. If Luton were to survive in their first season back in the top flight, promotion is estimated to be worth £270m.

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Written by Ben Fisher at Wembley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/27/luton-fans-have-seen-some-dark-times-so-its-great-we-can-give-them-a-smile under the title “‘Luton fans have seen some dark times so it’s great we can give them a smile’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.