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7 October 2013

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Tough game in store on Tuesday

Hatters boss John Still has no fresh injury worries as he prepares his side to face Aldershot on Tuesday night.

The manager was in good spirits at his early press conference on Monday morning where he joked that he’s lining up a loan bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin.

The truth is that the Hatters manager has plenty of options ahead of what he knows will be a tough trip to the Recreation Ground, just days after the dramatic 4-3 victory over FC Halifax on Tuesday.

“We won’t change much else,” Still said. “We’re aware that Alex Lawless probably needs a rest. It’s important that Alex plays when he’s 100 per cent and we’re aware that we’ve got two games in four days, so we might have a look there.”

Tuesday’s opponents Aldershot sit one place off the foot of the table on eight points but would be sitting in 14th place in the Skrill Premier were it not for the deduction of 10 points before the season kicked off.

Despite the Shots’ 3-0 home defeat to Grimsby on Saturday, Still knows the game won’t be easy.

“Aldershot away is always, always tough,” he said. “They’ll be organised and I don’t expect anything other than a tough game – like all the games we’ve had so far this season.

“I know Andy Scott and Terry Bullivant [the Shots’ manager and assistant] well. They’re good people who know what they’re doing. 

“I always thought Aldershot would have a decent team. There’s a lot of players around and they’ve gone out and got decent players and a couple of good loans. So, like everyone, they’ll be competitive. It’s a competitive league. Whoever you play against, the team will have decent players who will be part to beat.”

For more from the manager check out this video below plus more on our official YouTube channel and, of course, Hatters Player.

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