DAVID Flitcroft says his Swindon Town team will have to be at their best if they are to get a result against Luton Town this afternoon.

The Hatters are one of the league’s high-flyers and will look to continue their good form when they visit the Energy Check County Ground later today (3pm).

While Luton’s strengths are there to see, Flitcroft refuses to write off his team’s chances, especially after producing such a polished performance over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Not only do today’s visitors possess a wealth of attacking threat, the Town manager also thinks their defensive capabilities are a cause for concern.

“They have got some really experienced players in there, some real leaders and they have a bit of everything,” he said.

“They have some goal scorers and they have some defenders who really know how to defend, but they’ve got real experience.

“At home they can take your breath away and away from home, they have a grittiness about them, so it is going to be difficult.

“Certainly, after the win on Saturday the lads should be in a good place mentally and now we need to get them focussed and prepared for the game.

“We’ve beaten them once this season, so let’s hope we can do it again. We have to have some sort of respect that we have a fighting chance.”

When the two teams met earlier this season, it was Swindon who came out on top as they recorded a 3-0 win at Kenilworth Road.

Despite that, Flitcroft says the result means nothing going into the festive fixture.

“The first game doesn’t have an impact psychologically because we are a different team at home and they are a different team away,” he said.

“You have a group of committed players from Swindon and a group of committed players from Luton going head to head.

“People want tradition, they want football. I love it, Christmas football, festive football, whatever you want to call it, I just love football in general.”