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CARLISLE OPENER "INTERESTING" SAYS STILL

18 June 2014

Boss on Brunton Park trip and early season travelling

John Still believes the Town’s opening day trip to Carlisle will give him a good idea of how his side can perform in League 2 next season.

 

The Hatters begin life back in the Football League on 9th August with a long journey to Brunton Park to face the Cumbrians, who were relegated from League 1 last term.


“It’s an interesting game to start with,” Still told lutontown.co.uk. “There was a whole league between the two clubs last season and now we both meet in the same division.


“Carlisle will want to get off to a good start after their relegation. They’ll want to bounce back.


“It’s the kind of fixture which will give us a good indication of where we’re at.


“It’s a long journey to start with but we’ll deal with it like we always do. We’ll be looking forward to it.”


After three successive matches back at Kenilworth Road – against Swindon in the Capital One Cup and League 2 fixtures with AFC Wimbledon and Bury – the Town face a number of long trips on the road with matches at Accrington, Shrewsbury and York throughout August and September.


But the travelling doesn’t bother the boss.


“It’s easy to make excuses but I don’t find it a problem,” said Still. “Will it be tough? Absolutely. It’s not unusual to us. Last season we had a period where we had six away games on the spin. We dealt with it then and we’ll deal with it when it comes up.


“We have to overcome things like this during a season that’s what we aim to do. The best teams overcome hurdles – and we want to be the best team.”


Coming up: Still on Dagenham and Portsmouth.


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