Kettering hit back over Luton ticket appeal

LUTON Town’s appeal to the Football Conference over Kettering’s decision to raise ticket prices for the New Year’s Day clash between the two sides at Nene Park has been met with disappointment by Poppies chairman Imraan Ladak, writes Mike Simmonds.

With the home side opting to increase tickets from £12 to £19, Luton have appealed as they felt their large travelling support was being taken advantage of.

But Ladak said: “My initial reaction was disappointment that they’ve said what they’ve said. We always said that from January 1, prices would go back up.

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“If the team had been performing we’d have had bigger attendances and could probably keep the prices as they are. We’re not taking advantage of Luton. It didn’t matter who we were playing, the prices would have gone up.”

Hatters assistant boss Alan Neilson added: “I don’t get involved in those politics, but I don’t think it’s right. It should be the same for every game.”

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