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4 March 2016

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Orient game not a season-definer says the boss

Nathan Jones is refusing to get carried away with three successive wins as the Town go into Saturday’s game at Leyton Orient knowing a fourth victory could close the gap on the top seven to just three points.

The Hatters have beaten Hartlepool, York and Morecambe in their past three games but Jones doesn’t believe the result at Brisbane Road will have any particular bearing on the rest of the Town’s season.

“If we lose, or if we win, what does that mean?” asked the manager when questioned at his Thursday press call. “Is a win going to define our a season if we win and don’t pick up another point all season?

“Does that mean, ‘well hang on, we said it was a season definer?’ It’s another three points, against a very difficult opposition, against an opposition who are in good form, like ourselves, so no, nothing like that.

“We speak about Leyton Orient nothing more. We don’t speak about anyone after that, literally Leyton Orient, that’s all we speak. Any talk about that would be foolish.”

Jones says the Town will go into the game in good heart despite their recent exertions of three games in a week.

“We’ll see, because we’ve had big efforts from them, but it’s the same for Leyton Orient,” said the boss.

“Leyton Orient had have three games in a week, so it’s no different. That’s the rigours of English League football and I want us to have a team, I want us to have squad that can handle that, that can support that the rigours and demands of the league and they’re going to get tested on the weekend and we’ll see how they respond.”

Watch the boss’s full press conference here on Hatters Player.

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