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20 November 2015

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Boss looks ahead to Boro

The Hatters head to Stevenage on Saturday aiming to make it four wins on the spin in all competitions.

And although Boro, who lost in the League 2 Play-Off semi-finals last season, lie in 20th place, Town manager John Still is under no illusions how difficult the game will be for his side.

“I think they've got some decent players,” the boss said at his Thursday press conference.

“Dean Parrett has always been a decent player – hasn't always perhaps shown it at Stevenage, but going back to his Tottenham days, he's a decent player.

“They've Charlie Lee, Chris Whelpdale, the young boy they've got there Ben Kennedy and Dean Wells at the back.

“I'm quite surprised that they've not got as many points as I thought they would because I think they've got some decent players and I've no doubt that this will be a tough encounter.”

Only 15 miles separates the two clubs and the Hatters will be backed by almost 2,000 supporters in a sell-out away section.

Understandably it’s a fixture that the boss is really looking forward to.

“I love these games. The games where there seems more on it, you can't beat it,” said Still.

“It gets the blood flowing. You're a little bit higher when you win and a little bit more down when you don't.

“They're the games you want to be involved in, the games you know are going to be face to face, competitive, maybe a bit of needle in it. It gives it a little edge.

“As long as no-one oversteps the mark, I think everyone loves to see a keenly-contested game with a little bit of attitude in it.”

Watch the manager’s press conference in full on Hatters Player with over 25 minutes of pre-match discussion.

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