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21 December 2012

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No injury concerns for Paul Buckle

Paul Buckle takes a side full of health into their fixture with Telford on Saturday after coming through the Matlock game unscathed.

The Hatters return to Blue Square Bet Premier action this week after their cup exploits against the Gladiators last weekend and manager Paul Buckle expressed his delight at Andre Gray's recovery, from a slight knock picked up in the Trophy clash, as his side prepare for the Bucks.

“That's a big plus that Andre is going to be fine,” said the Hatters boss at the press conference on Friday.

A very busy run of games ahead for the Hatters so it is a bonus for Buckle to be at the leisure of picking a near full squad and with James Dance continuing his recovery from injury to score in the Beds Senior Cup in the week, things are looking bright for the Hatters.

“To see Dancey score is what you’re looking for,” responded Buckle when prompted about Dance's involvement in the cup clash with Arlesey in midweek.

“In that type of game you want the players to go out and show a professional attitude on which I understand was a dreadful pitch but to see Dancey score, which we have seen he can do, we know he's dangerous on the back-post is a big plus for us.

“James is someone who has travelled with the first team squad and we have seen glimpses of him but we're looking at him week-by-week really to see when he's going to be ready.”

Finally Buckle was asked whether there were any new issues with fitness ahead of Saturday's trip to Telford in which the Luton boss responded defiantly: “No it's okay now, we're okay.”

With Gray's return and Dance's rehabilitation to the first team in full swing it leaves just Danny Spiller and Garry Richards the only two long term absentee's from Buckle's plans as they still await their Hatters debuts.

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