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2 April 2015

Club News


2 April 2015

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John Still aiming to put a run to a run of six successive defeats

If you rewind a month, the Town were challenging for an automatic promotion place in League 2.

However, eight defeats from the next nine matches have seen the Hatters drop out of the Play-Offs.

We know it’s disappointing – but don’t worry: John Still’s with you on that. 

But don’t give up just yet. With seven matches and 21 points left to play for, a place in the top seven is still well within the Hatters’ grasp.

Not bad for a club back in the Football League for the first time after five years away.

“All we can do is go out and play well,” Still said, putting it simply, at his Thursday press call. “Football is a funny old game, there’s no logic to it sometimes. The best teams don’t always win, it doesn’t always work like that. 

“But the table doesn’t lie. At the moment we’re eighth in the table. We’re the eighth best team in the league. When you say it like that it doesn’t sound too terrible. It only seems terrible because of where we [once] were [in the table].

“Winning the next game is the most important, and if we’re able to win the next four or five then we’ll be in the Play-Offs and everyone will say ‘well done, what a great season’. Today, though, it’s a disappointing time because of the run we’re on. 

“This time last season was a great time…this time next season who knows what it’ll be like, but that’s football.

“People are going to be disappointed and have a mumble and groan. I accept that, that’s how football is. We have lost our last six.

“But I think anyone who puts things into context will see we got promoted last season, we’re in a comfortable position in the table and still have a good chance of reaching the Play-Offs. I think 99.9 per cent of supporters would say yes to that.

“We can’t control injuries or refereeing decisions but we can control how hard we work and if we carry on working hard I am sure that good fortune will favour us again.”

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