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FINDING OUR FEET

24 October 2014

In case you haven’t noticed the Town have gone from playing Hereford and Nuneaton last season to Hartlepool and Northampton this.

And while there has been an obvious change in opposition, the Hatters have started life in League 2 in a similar vein to 12 months ago in the Conference – starting slowly before finding their feet.

The Hatters go into Saturday’s game with Northampton at an (almost) sell-out Kenilworth Road aiming for their seventh successive league win. Not since Joe Kinnear’s side of 2001/02 have a Town team won that many games on the spin in the Football League.

The class of 2014 are also eyeing a ninth game without defeat, and – whisper in quietly – an early chance to go top of the table.

What’s more the Hatters are three points better off this year than they were at this stage last year. Strange, eh? John Still agrees.

“It’s weird, but over the years, I’ve found out that’s how it goes in terms of getting into our stride,” the manager said at his Thursday press conference.

“The work we do, the way we work, I just think it’s the right thing for the season. Whether that’s a contributory factor how we work pre-season I’m not sure, but we have tended to start slower.

“It’s funny as I don’t think we’ve played poorly, we’ve played better this year than the season started last year without getting the right results.

“Look back the Wimbledon game and the Plymouth game, they could have gone the other way, but didn’t.

“So I always say the same thing, as long as you’re seeing what you want to see, comfortable about how training’s going, not seeing anything that alarms you there, then gradually things work and it has been similar.”

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