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17 August 2012

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Nastiness needed says boss

Manager Paul Buckle believes his side’s “nastiness” on the road can help them win another three points this evening.


The Hatters travel to face newly-promoted Hyde in a game screened live on Premier Sports.


It represents an early opportunity for the Town to hit top spot and the boss knows a repeat performance of that seen at Kidderminster will be good enough at Ewen Fields tonight.


“I’m expecting a hard game,” Buckle said. “They’ll be up for it I’m sure - but so will we. We just need to concentrate on our own game.


“We won’t be underestimating Hyde but if we work hard for each other on the night then we’ll be hard to beat.


“I’ve said before, the Gateshead game was a big wake-up call and we got the ball rolling at quarter to four when we were 2-0. Ever since we have shown great character and spirit.


“We followed that with a good display at Kidderminster where, in truth, we were ahead for long spells with the way we controlled the game.


“Kidderminster tried to spoil it a bit but I will always maintain this: whatever teams throw at us, whatever they do, we need to rise above it and put it to one side.


“We know if we can do the nasty side of things our good play will come through in the end – and that’s what we may have to do again tonight, and indeed throughout the season – especially away from home.”


Midfielder Jake Howells returns to the Town squad having missed the 2-0 win at Kidderminster through international duty.


Doubts remain over Adam Watkins – who sat out the midweek win with an ankle injury – and Garry Richards, Danny Spiller and James Dance.


Full coverage of this evening’s game is available on, Hatters Player and DiverseFM this evening.


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