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TOUGH GAMES MAKE YOU A BETTER TEAM - STILL

16 September 2014

Boss on York trip

Tonight the Hatters take on a York side that have won just once but lost just once this term having drawn five matches in succession at the beginning of the season.

A midweek trip to Bootham Crescent is nobody’s idea of an easy ride and John Still believes this latest test of his side’s mettle will stand them in good stead.

“Away from home on a Tuesday night against tough opponents…these are the games that make you better players and a better team,” explained the boss.

“We need to cope with it. We did last year and that made us better so we’ll look forward to it.

“It’ll be a tough game. They are all tough games. Matches hinge on good spells and bad spells and scoring goals at the right time.

“Last season we had a similar start but we’ll keep working hard, our fitness will come through and our understanding will improve, and hopefully that’ll see us win more games than we lose.”

Still admitted he is "reasonable satisfied" with his side's start to the League 2 campaign as he prepares his side for tonight's game.

The Hatters have taken eight points from their first seven matches – precisely the same as this evening’s opponents – after securing their first home win of the campaign on Saturday against Cheltenham.

“We’ve not been leaking goals – just conceding soft ones – and we’ve made plenty of opportunities to score,” said Still. “It’s not like we haven’t been creating chances against Wimbledon or Plymouth – and no team has really opened us right up.

“We played some great football against Plymouth and some good stuff against Cheltenham on Saturday – and that was enough at the weekend for us to force them to change their system…and they are a team flying on confidence.”

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