Luton Town missed out on the opportunity to confirm their promotion to the Championship after a 2-1 loss at Burton Albion.

Things had looked good for Mick Harford’s Hatters at the break after they took the lead through James Collins.

But two second half goals from Lucas Akins turned things around for midtable Albion, and denied the visitors the chance to secure a second consecutive promotion.

Luton can still have their promotion confirmed this week, provided games in hand for Portsmouth and Sunderland go their way, while they also enter the final day of the season level with second place Barnsley.

The Hatters and Tykes sit at the front of the queue to win the League One title. Luton host Oxford on the final day, while Barnsley travel to Bristol Rovers.

After an even start amidst windy conditions, the away side took the lead at the Pirelli Stadium just after the half-hour, as Collins tapped in after Stephen Bywater had initially denied Elliot Lee.

Burton had their first half chances, as Kyle McFadzean and Marcus Harness had opportunities denied by James Shea, but the visitors entered the interval in the lead.

However, the second half saw Burton look lively and they equalised courtesy of Akins, as he turned in John Brayford’s cut-back from a free-kick.

11 minutes later, the striker had a second, as he turned in Brayford’s cross to complete the home side’s turnaround.

Luton pressed in the final minutes but there was no breakthrough as they slip to a loss.