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STILL CALM AHEAD OF DECIDER

11 April 2014

Boss ahead of Saturday's title showdown

Town manager John Still admitted that he is very calm ahead of Saturday's crunch match with Braintree Town.

The Hatters go in to the potentially decisive match full of confidence after a run of five wins from their lasts six games, a run all the more impressive due to what their previous opponents have left to play for.

A win against Braintree – so often the Town’s bogey side in recent seasons – will be enough for the Hatters to celebrate a return to the Football League.

So is the boss nervous?

“I'm feeling pretty calm really,” Still said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. “Are there a hint of nerves? Of course there are. 

“I'm really lucky because my Dad, god rest his soul, when he was alive he wasn't a worrier, and I have been blessed with that trait."

Town go in to the game with 92 points from 42 games and are 13 points clear of nearest rivals Cambridge United with a far superior goal difference.

A win will be enough, but as the manager knows, it won’t be easy.

“Braintree will look upon this as a great opportunity for them to show that they’re worthy of being in the Play-Offs,” said Still.

“We’ve had tough games all season and Saturday will be no different. We’ll be ready, we’ll be up for it, we’ll be focused and we’ll be looking forward to it.”

Cambridge’s 3-0 win over Woking on Thursday night prevented the Town from clinching the title early but the manager is confident his side can do the business against the Iron.

“What I know is that my team can go on and win this title without relying on other people,” said Still.

“We never got to the top by being a poor team. We did it with hard work, good quality and a great belief. That's how we've done it.”

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