The Jonathan Woodgate era began with a dream start when Ashley Fletcher opened his account for the season, only for his goal to be cancelled out by Sonny Bradley and Martin Craine. 

But Britt Assombalonga made it all square before Lewis Wing grabbed his first of the season in some style. However, James Collins snatched a point for the Hatters on their Championship return.

Boro boss Woodgate and his players say there are plenty of positives to take out from the thrilling season opener.

Marcus Browne, who came off the bench to make his debut for his new club, and Hayden Coulson, making his bow for the first team, were delighted to pull on a Boro shirt. 

Lewis Wing scored some eye-catching goals last season, and his sumptuous strike against Luton was another to add to his impressive collection. 

The positive performance from Boro left plenty of supporters feeling optimistic and excited about the season ahead.