Barnet will be looking to build off a promising opening week to the new season when they host Luton Town at The Hive on Saturday, their first home game of the campaign.

Rossi Eames’ side, minus star striker John Akinde who has sat out both games with a knee injury, roared back from a 2-0 deficit at league new boys Forest Green Rovers on the opening day to secure a 2-2 draw at The New Lawn.

And they then followed that up with a stinging upset against League One Peterborough United, with a 3-1 win at London Road in the Carabao Cup proving to be one of the few genuine upsets in round one.

Saturday’s task will provide another stern test of their credentials when they play host to one of League Two’s promotion hopefuls, Luton.

Nathan Jones has recruited well for the Hatters as they look to respond following a poor end to last campaign that saw the Bedfordshire club slip out of promotion contention.

But the Bees would have drawn a great deal of confidence from the manner of their performances and could welcome last season’s top scorer Akinde back into the fold, as they go in search of a first league victory of 2017/18.

To say Luton, meanwhile, were clinical on the opening day would be a gross understatement. And to think they actually trailed against Yeovil Town at Kenilworth Road is difficult to fathom considering they put eight past the Glovers in a rampant display.

Confidence will not be lacking for Saturday’s visitors following a stunning 8-2 win that included a hat-trick for James Collins and two for Isaac Vassell.

Indeed, Collins is a class act at this level having earned promotion out of League Two three times in his career and keeping him quiet will be a priority.

However, unlike Barnet, Luton crashed out at the first hurdle in the League Cup with defeat at home to Ipswich Town in the week.