Manager Gary Johnson has praised the free-scoring ability of league leaders Luton – but insisted his Robins will travel to Kenilworth Road keen to cause an upset.
Luton have scored 72 goals this season to top Sky Bet League Two and Johnson believes the Hatters are by far the strongest side he has seen this campaign.
However, he is determined that his Cheltenham side will regroup after the disappointing manner of defeat to Wycombe.
“They (Luton) create lots of opportunities and they have got players that can finish them off,” said Johnson. “I said very early on that I feel they are a first division side in waiting and the best team in this league.
“They are a dangerous team, especially at home, but I am looking forward to it.
“We will go there and I’m sure the bookies have not got us as favourites. It will be interesting to see what we can do and if we can cause them a problem.
“We upset them at their stadium last season; but I think they have improved since then, hopefully we have too.
“They play a diamond, but they interchange positions when they need to and when they come forward they really commit to it.
“We’ve got to be up for it, battle as best we can and we have to make sure we compete, stay in the game and take any chances that come our way.”
Johnson is also expecting a selection headache with all of his seven loan signings available – meaning two must miss out of the matchday squad.
“I have got to leave two out and they all know that,” added Johnson. “They are all young lads and we had a midweek game too so one or two might not be used to playing that much.
“They came here knowing there may be more loans than you are allowed so therefore one or two might have to step out for a game or two.”