Boss looks ahead to Woking
For the first time in their Conference life-time the Town are top and clear at the top – and, therefore, there to be shot at.
It’s a fact not lost on John Still who prepares his side to face Woking in front of the BT Sport cameras tonight with the prospect of opening a 17-point gap between themselves and second-placed Cambridge.
At all of his press conferences there is always one line that sticks out. One sole sentence that just makes sense…not that the rest of what he says isn’t, of course.
“The games are tough, very, very tough when you want to come first,” admitted the boss.
Thirty-five games down, 11 to go, the Town are almost there but, as Still explains, nothing will change in their bid to nail down the title.
“As far as I’m concerned we’ve just got to go and keep on doing what we’re doing,” he said. “We haven’t got to change anything, and sometimes it’s easy for players not to do well for a game or two and to change them, and that’s not always the right way.”
The Hatters have drawn twice in their last two matches, salvaging a last-gasp point against Cambridge last Tuesday.
Some might look upon those results as four points dropped. In fact, however, the Hatters actually gained one. And with Cambridge held to a 1-1 draw at the weekend at home to Dartford – with Alex Wall scoring a 90th-minute equaliser for the Darts at the Abbey Stadium – the Town could take further advantage with three points against the Cards.
But Woking, who have former Hatters Scott Rendell and Adam Newton among their number, have been in decent form of late.
With the Town unbeaten at Kenilworth Road this season, Still knows his side will not have everything their own way tonight.
“I think that whoever comes here now and plays us will be right up for it because we’ve been good at home and we’ve been scoring lots of goals,” said Still.
“I think teams come here and really make it difficult for us and we might have to, like we did against Alfreton, show a bit of patience.
“I do expect it to be tough without a doubt.”