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LET'S JUST GET A WIN FIRST - LAWLESS

2 April 2015

Alex Lawless aiming for Town turnaround against Exeter

Forget the Play-Offs for the time being – the Town just need to focus on winning a game of football first, says Alex Lawless.

The midfielder curled the Hatters in front in last weekend’s game at Northampton, only for the home side to storm back to win 2-1 and condemn the Town to a sixth loss on the spin.

Defeat meant the Hatters dropped out of the top seven for the first time since late September, and while promotion remains at the forefront of the players’ minds, Lawless believes the Town need to stop the rot when Exeter at the visitors to Kenilworth Road on Good Friday.

“Our aim at the start of the season was to get promotion, and we’re around the Play-Offs now,” said Lawless. “Yes, our aim has always been promotion…but the next thing is just to get a win and change the form around. That’s the most important thing at the minute.

“We most definitely won’t be giving up. We have two games in quick succession and we’ll be right up for putting things right on Friday. 

“We still have the belief despite the recent bad run of form.”

Lawless made only his fifth start in League 2 this term at Sixfields, and with Jonathan Smith, Nathan Doyle and Paul Benson all completing 90 minutes last weekend, the Town’s injury woes seem to be easing at just the right time.

“I know the focus will be on the results, but we have players returning now,” said Lawless. “It’s little things like that which will help us get things right and I’m confident it will happen.

“As players we’re not dwelling on the run – people are focused on putting things right as soon as possible and as soon as we get that result I’m sure we’ll turn it around.” 

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