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8 September 2015

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Defender eyeing progress after first league victory

Luke Wilkinson hopes the Hatters can build on Saturday’s win at Cambridge after his goal helped the Town secure their first League 2 win of the season at the weekend.

The 24-year-old centre-half restored the lead with a bullet header after the home side had cancelled out Luke Guttridge’s stunning early strike, before the Hatters went onto wrap up all three points late on thanks to Danny Green’s finish.

“The most disappointing thing about waiting this long for a win is knowing what talent we’ve got in the squad,” Wilkinson told Hatters Player after the win.

“Like the gaffer says, we do tend to start a bit slowly but now’s the time to pick it up, there’s no more excuses. We’ve got to push on and climb the league now.

“We’ll take the momentum with us to Notts County. We will go there thinking we can win. That’s what we’re looking for.

“This first win has been a long time coming. In the second half we came out and really showed what we’re made of.”

Wilkinson netted his sixth goal in Town colours and his second already this season after also heading home against Oxford in August.

And the former Dagenham centre-half admits he is hunting more goals this term.

“My aim is to score more goals this season than last year,” he said. “To be honest I just jumped and headed it downwards. Luckily it’s gone through the keeper’s legs, but to get a goal and for us to pick up a first League win is great.”

Watch the full interview with Luke now on Hatters PlayerHD. Missed the goals? Watch them here!


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