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Luton Town set for 'great' FA Cup game

Luton Town defender Ronnie Henry hopes his own personal experience of being an FA Cup giant killer will count for a lot when they face Championship strugglers Wolves on Saturday. Henry featured in Stevenage's big cup shocks in the past two seasons.

Boro knocked out Newcastle United and Reading, and held Tottenham to a draw before losing a 5th Round replay last March.

Henry, who joined Luton after being released by Stevenage last summer, said: 'They were great occasions for me and great occasions for the club. I'm looking forward to Saturday equally.

It'll be a great game at Kenilworth Road. I should imagine it's sold out already, and the atmosphere will be great'. Henry acknowledges an FA Cup 3rd round tie of such magnitude will be a new experience for some of Luton's BlueSquare Bet Premier Division players.

Luton fans Credit: Neal Simpson /EMPICS Sport

'I will just tell them to enjoy it', said Henry. 'The FA Cup is very special. It's one of the best trophies in the world in my opinion.

'Things can happen to you in the FA Cup. People can get moves, if you have a good game you never know what can happen to you. The occasions are very special so they have to enjoy it because they don't come around too often'.

The two clubs are separated by 60 places, but it's not that long ago when both Luton and Wolves were playing in the same division. Their last meeting was six seasons ago in the Championship when Wolves won 3-2 at Kenilworth Road.

Luton Town's manager Paul Buckle Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

However Luton will fancy their chances of causing a cup sensation with Wolves on a horrible run of four defeats in five games.

'It's a big game between two big Clubs, albeit at different ends of the league spectrum', Henry added.

'At the moment Wolves are in a bit of bother but they have some tremendous players and they're a great side. They'll be hard to beat'.

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