FA Cup: Luton v Millwall

Luton Town take on Millwall for a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

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Ticketless fans warned to stay away from Luton cup tie

Hatters fans celebrate victory at Carrow Road Credit: PA

Police have warned fans to stay away from the Luton-Millwall FA Cup clash if they haven't got tickets.

Bedfordshire Police will have a high-visibility policing operation at the weekend's fifth round tie. re-run of an FA Cup clash which was marred by rioting in 1985.

Fans travelling to and from Saturday's sell-out tie will be policed by officers from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Thames Valley and Cambridgeshire constabularies, supported by colleagues from British Transport Police.

Chief Supt Mike Colbourne, who is overseeing the policing plan, said: "Obviously there is a huge amount of interest in the game for current and historical reasons.

"It's a fantastic achievement, for Luton in particular, to get this far in the cup and we don't want that to be overshadowed by events."

Fans have been urged to arrive early for the 12:45 kick-off

Luton expect capacity crowd for FA Cup tie

Luton expect capacity crowd for historic FA Cup tie on Saturday Credit: Donovan Blake / ITV Anglia

A packed Eric Morecambe Suite at Kenilworth Road, Luton for the press conference ahead of their FA Cup 5th Round tie against Millwall.The club made history in Round 4 by becoming the first to knock out a team from the top flight during the Premier League era when they beat Norwich City 1-0.

Luton expect a capacity crowd for Saturday's cup tie.

Luton manager Paul Buckle said: "The pressure's off us. If we don't win then no one would be surprised.But we've shown both home and away that we can beat higher opposition.

"Our League form has suffered so if you ask how much confidence we've drawn from it, the results suggest little. But I've got faith in my players. I trust the players and the group that we've got.

"We deserved to beat Wolves and we deserved to beat Norwich."

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