Defender eyeing Play-Off charge with two games to go
Scott Griffiths is determined to get the Town into the Play-Offs as he battles through the pain barrier.
The 29-year-old helped the Hatters record a comfortable win over Hartlepool last time out with the defender netting his second goal of the campaign to make it 3-0.
The result lifted the Town level on points with the final Play-Off with Plymouth and, after revealing two weeks ago that he would delay an operation on a hernia, Griffiths is hoping that the Hatters can end the season by sneaking into the top seven.
“The manager said he wanted warriors and I hope that’s what I’m providing,” said the left-back. “I don’t want to let the team down but if this is the best way, by putting in performances and not feeling any discomfort, then the sacrifice will be worth it if we get to where we want to be.
“We’re knocking on the team above us and it’s down to us now, isn’t it? If we can win the last two games it can certainly give us a great chance but you don’t get given anything in this life so we will have to work hard to get it.
“You get your rewards if you work hard enough.”
His goal, which wrapped up the Town’s win over Pools at the weekend, was his third in Town colours since arriving at Kenilworth Road two years ago.
And the former Dagenham man was happy that his performance helped the Hatters to an important three points.
“I said recently that I’d score before the end of the season and I was close last week,” joked Griffiths, who came close to putting the Town ahead against Burton the previous week. “This week’s effort was a fantastic strike – the keeper never stood a chance!
“In all seriousness, it was good to score and we knew that a third goal would finish the game off. I’m happy that my goal helped but overall I thought it was a fantastic team performance. We showed great work rate and I was really pleased for the rest of the team.
“Another clean sheet is a bonus, if we’re doing our jobs at the back that takes the pressure of the forwards.”
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