Ben Foster, the sole survivor from the last time Watford met Luton, will assume the role of educator and ensure the younger members of the squad are fully aware of what the Herts-Beds derby means to the fans in a bid to fully ensure the Hornets' desire for the three points matches those watching at home.
Foster was on loan from Manchester United and in goal when the Hornets played out a 1-1 draw with the Hatters in April 2006 and the hostility in the fixture, and the thirst for the bragging rights, has stayed with him despite since experiencing white-hot derbies in Manchester, Birmingham and the Black Country.
“It's up there with them,” said Foster. “They all feel the same. You could sense the atmosphere and how much it meant to the fans. You can see it written on their faces. It's going to be a lot different on Saturday without the fans, but we've got to give it everything we've got and recapture the feeling of playing in front of the fans.