At the start of the season, nobody knew what to expect of Luton Town, following their impressive 2021/22 campaign that saw the Hatters finish as beaten Championship play-off semi-finalists to Huddersfield Town.
However, this season has been another superb effort from the Kenilworth Road club, seeing them finish third in the Championship, despite being forced into a managerial change partway through the season, as Nathan Jones left the club to join Southampton, forcing Luton to act promptly in appointing Rob Edwards.
Jones had done a lot at Luton, earning them promotion from League Two in 2017/18, before leaving them in second place in League One during the 2018/19 season for Stoke, effectively setting them up for promotion to the second tier.
The Welshman dramatically returned to the club and saved them from relegation during the latter stages of the 2019/20 season and departed the club in ninth place this season after a 2-0 loss to Stoke on 8th November in order to join Premier League outfit, Southampton.
On the other hand, Rob Edwards came into the 2022/23 season as Watford's coach, having been poached from Forest Green after earning them promotion from League Two in the 2021/22 campaign
Edwards was sacked by Luton’s local rivals after just 11 matches, having won three and drawn five games, equating to a 27% win percentage, a decision that was perhaps made in hasty fashion in hindsight.
Since then, the 40-year-old has never looked back, having won 15 and drawn ten of his 29 matches in charge of the Kenilworth Road club, taking them from tenth in the standings up to third, while entering the play-offs with just one loss in his last 20 matches in charge, winning 11 of these games.