LUTON Town’s second successive promotion was sealed without kicking a ball on Tuesday night, but they will still have plenty at stake when they face Oxford United tomorrow.

Defeats for Portsmouth and Sunderland in their games in hand secured a passage to the Sky Bet Championship.

But the title is still on the line.

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The Hatters looked certainties to finish on top a month ago, but one win in five means they go into the final game ahead of Barnsley on goal difference only.

However, Mick Harford, who has been in temporary charge since Nathan Jones joined Stoke City in January, has backed a sold-out Kenilworth Road to make all the difference.

He told BBC Three Counties Radio: “Every game, I’ve asked the players to go and express themselves.

“It will be no different, it will be a carnival atmosphere down at Kenilworth Road.

“It will be rocking and I’m going to ask the players to go and enjoy themselves, go and express themselves.

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“If you do that, you’re in a better frame of mind, you play better, you’re more relaxed.”

The Hatters yesterday confirmed former West Bromwich Albion coach Graeme Jones would take over on Tuesday.