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4 December 2015

Club News


4 December 2015

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No sentiment for the boss in team selection

Town boss John Still says there will be no sentiment when choosing his side to take on Peterborough United in Sunday's FA Cup second round tie.

Still himself is a former Posh manager, while Mark Tyler, Craig Mackail-Smith, Josh McQuoid and Scott Griffiths have all played for the London Road club in the past.

"I can be a sentimental person, family does come first for me, but there's no way I will be picking a team for those reasons," Still said at his Thursday press conference. 

Elliot Justham played in the Hatters' first round win at Crawley last month but Still said he will weigh up whether to pick the 25-year-old over the more experienced and former Posh favourite Tyler.

"We'll have a meeting on Friday to discuss the team and if we feel Mark should play, or if Elliot should play, then there will be reasons behind that," explained the boss. 

"There are plenty of links between the two clubs so it makes for an exciting tie. If I was going to pick an away tie this would be it. I'm looking forward to it."

In other selection news the Hatters have Nathan Doyle in contention after the midfielder played 90 minutes for the development squad on Wednesday. Defenders Magnus Okuonghae and Stephen O'Donnell also played the whole development match but Still would like the pair to have another 90 under their belts for the dev squad next week at Gillingham.

Meanwhile Luke Guttridge is back in full training while Dan Potts and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu are back in light training and making progress in their fitness. Finally, Paul Benson serves the final match of a three-game suspension.

Full story and over 30 minutes of chat with the manager is on Hatters Player.

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