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15 September 2012

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Town boss Paul Buckle had no complaints as his side had to settle for a goalless draw with promotion rivals Wrexham at Kenilworth Road.

Both sides had chances to win but Buckle thought a point apiece was a fair reflection on a hard-fought 90 minutes of action.

“I think in the end its a entertaining game and a fair result,” he told Hatters Player afterwards. “We came up against a good side. The first goal would have been the important one, both teams would have known that, but it didn't come. 

“We know where the points were lost, and where they were lost last week, so we've had a chat about that. But I thought there were some outstanding performances today; I thought our two centre halves stuck at it in the face of loads of aerial competition. Kovacs was on the front foot - he didn't let them turn and get at us. 

“But there were chances at both ends, and Jon Shaw came back well today, despite not being able to even play a game during his ban, and there was a much-needed clean sheet too, so there were a lot of pluses in there for us today.

“We are desperate to get a regular starting XI, and we tried again today but then we had Jake Howells coming off early with concussion, so it's all hands to the pump in terms of players having to come on. But we're hoping to get a settled team and formation, because if you look at today's opponents, 19 points separated the two clubs just nine games ago and that's a big gap to bridge.

“The only thing we didn't do today was find the back of the net - both teams were guilty of some bad finishing, but there was some good defending for both teams today, and you can see from that that it's two clubs that don't want to be playing at this level and trying their damnedest to get out. I think Wrexham will be happy with a point. 

“It's still very early days, but we need to try and get a starting eleven out there on a regular basis, and then that consistency will come. Today's a big step for us against this Wrexham team who were a country mile ahead of us last season. We did ever so well to get past them over two games in the playoffs, but over 46 games we have to try hard to get somewhere near where they were last year, and we're building towards that.”

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