Last Updated: 14/01/19 5:33pm
Luton will be without Danny Hylton when they take on Sheffield Wednesday in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday night.
Their third-round tie at Hillsborough ended goalless and Luton go into the game with an unbeaten home record in Sky Bet League One this season.
Luton caretaker manager Mick Harford revealed they will be without their star striker after deciding not to appeal his straight red card picked up in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.
He told Luton’s official website: “We were debating it, long over the last few days whether to appeal. It’s got to be a clear error by the referee to get Danny off this one and it’s just not conclusive in any way.
“All the angles we’ve looked at, it’s just not conclusive and we don’t want to run the risk of Danny getting an extra game for a frivolous appeal, so we just believe it’s the best way forward and we’ll have to cope without Danny.
“He’s a key player for us and he’s going to be a big miss.”
Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Steve Agnew says the Sky Bet Championship club need to “get back on track” having not registered a win in all competitions since Boxing Day.
“We’ve got to find out about the group and what we’ve got to do to improve them,” Agnew told Wednesday’s official website.
“We’ve got to try and get back on track with an FA Cup tie and then obviously pick up as many points as we can for the remainder of the season.
“You learn every day with players, from the training sessions, to the warm-ups, to the very last finishing drill that we do in a session.
“We are continuing to observe and it’s important to look at players during difficult times and see how they react.”
Hylton has begun his four-match suspension.
Harry Cornick is unlikely to be fit with an ankle problem so Elliot Lee could be pushed into a more-forward role as the League One side aim to set up a fourth-round visit to Chelsea.
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson is rated at 50/50 after sustaining a knock in the 3-0 loss at Hull. Fellow midfielder Joey Pelupessy is also a doubt with an ankle injury and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Kenilworth Road.
The Owls are also worrying over goalkeeper Kieran Westwood’s toe injury. The experienced stopper has gone for a scan on the problem, with Cameron Dawson ready to deputise in goal.
- Luton have lost just one of their last 13 games against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (W5 D7) and are unbeaten against the Owls since a 2-3 defeat in the top-flight back in February 1992 (W4 D5 since).
- Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in five of their last seven FA Cup games (W2 D3 L2) and in each of their last three (D2 L1).
- Luton have progressed from six of their last seven FA Cup replays, most recently beating Bury 1-0 in 2014/15 to progress through to the third round.
- Sheffield Wednesday have been eliminated from the FA Cup by third-tier sides on each of the last four occasions they have come up against such opponents, most recently losing 2-3 against Shrewsbury in the fourth round in 2015/16.