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14 April 2015

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Boss looks ahead to Daggers reunion with mixed feelings

John Still admitted it will be a strange experience for him to return to former club Dagenham & Redbridge tonight as the Town go in the hunt for three points in their quest to make the Play-Offs.

The Hatters lie three points behind the final Play-Off place with four games to go but take on a Dagenham side safe from relegation and with just pride to play for.

But although he has watched games back at Victoria Road since leaving for Kenilworth Road in 2013, it will be a different scenario come kick-off time this evening for the 64-year-old Town chief, who spent 11 years in charge of the Daggers across two spells.

“It’s really weird, I just want to go there, play the game and go home again,” Still said at his Monday press conference. “I’m delighted they’ve pulled clear [of relegation], I really am.

“I would have hated to have gone there with both teams desperate for something.

“Me and Terry [Harris] have so many friends there, on and off the pitch, so it’s not a fixture I would have picked, but there is only one aim: to win, try and win, play the best that we can and take whatever we can from the game – hopefully three points.

“As close as I am to Dagenham I don’t want to lose to them and they will not want to lose to Luton.

“They might be safe but the one thing I know about their players is that they’re good, professional, hard-working people. 

“One thing’s for sure is that they’re not going to let Luton win. Whatever we do we’re going to earn it.”

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