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IT'S BEEN HARDER FOR HOME TEAMS - STILL

16 October 2015

Boss hoping for more away day joy

No side in the Football League has scored more goals away from home than the Hatters’ 15 – and on Saturday John Still’s side aim to their tally on their travels at Crawley.

And after scoring seven in their last two away games in wins at Morecambe and Hartlepool, Still believes this season has been tougher for some sides – his own included – to succeed on home turf.

"I think it's hard for a home team because you might sometimes have that intention to sit deep, but the crowd urges you forward," the boss explained at his Thursday press call.

"You can do it, you can play deep as a home team and in football at the moment, you look at results and there are more away victories.

"Sometimes the crowd, in wanting to help you, don't always help you. They want you to get forward and you can get hit on the break.

"I can't speak for Crawley, but it's not so easy to do."

While the Town go into the game unbeaten in five League 2 games, hosts Crawley are buoyed by their first home win of the campaign last week against Leyton Orient.

The Red Devils had only scored one goal at home prior to their 3-2 win over the Hatters’ next opponents at Kenilworth Road, but they have two players in their squad who Still thinks will want to prove a point.

"Luke Rooney will want to do well against us and there's also Matty Harrold, who plays up front,” said Still. “Matty's my son's friend so I see a lot of him and I had him on loan once at Dagenham.

"I think he will be up for it and Gavin Tomlin is there as well – Gav's been out injured, but I rated him really highly when he came to Dagenham and he never did as well as I know he can.

"We've got lots of players that want to do well against us and I think it's got the makings of a really entertaining game. The bit of the job that I like is the games and I'm really looking forward to it."

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