Peterborough United manager Graham Westley has described a second round FA Cup tie at home to League Two side Luton Town as a ‘fantastic draw’.
But Westley will ignore the hype surrounding the return of club legends Craig Mackail-Smith and Mark Tyler to the ABAX Stadium as he concentrates on ensuring a third round tie for Posh for the ninth time in 10 seasons.
Posh made it into round two with a comfortable 3-0 win at Burton last Saturday (November 7).
“It’s a fantastic draw,” Westley said. “We are at home on a pitch we know well and we should have a packed house behind us.
“You can’t ask for much more than that, but we are also playing a local rival who will also bring lots of spectators.
“In terms of the interest the tie will generate we couldn’t have had a much better one.
“I won’t get involved in the stuff with old players coming back though as my focus will be on preparing the team to win the game. I have a bit of history with Luton as my Stevenage team once pipped them to the Conference title after going head-to-head for most of the season. for
“Luton probably felt we were like a little brother. They wouldn’t have treated us as a rival even though we were near neighbours as there was no history between the clubs.
“Luton are a good side though and we will be getting ready for a hard game.”
The tie will be played on the weekend of December 5/6. Ticket price details will be announced soon.