Danny Hylton says it’s time to ‘roll the sleeves up' with six games remaining of the season after last night’s 1-1 draw against Peterborough United.
The striker fired Nathan Jones’ side into the lead early in the second period but Posh fought back late in the game to rescue a point and frustrate the Hatters.
“It’s gutting, it feels a little bit like a loss,” Hylton reacted after the game. “I thought we were going to hold on. I thought they gave us a few warning signs, a few balls into the box and they missed a good chance at the back stick and then they scored. In the end it turned out to be a good point.
“At this stage of the season there is no time to put your head down and feel sorry for yourself, you have to take positives out of the game, we got another point and we’re still in the play-offs with six games to go. If you offered us that with six games to go that we’d be sitting in fourth position, we would have bit your hand off for it.”
After conceding a late goal and drawing for the second match in succession, the 33-year-old was keen to focus on the positives and look ahead to the next six matches.
“We said in there (the changing room), there is no time to put your head down and feel sorry for yourself. Now is the time to look at everything positive, it was another point, we were away from home, the team is fighting for their lives and we’re fourth in the league. Six games to go, it’s a mini season and anything can happen. We back ourselves and we will keep going and we’re confident we can achieve what we set out to do.
“When we came back after the international break there was eight games to go. As much as we would have liked to, we were never going to win all eight games, we were going to try but rarely do you go and win eight games on the spin.
"We’re going to draw games, we’re going to lose games on the way possibly. As long as we keep picking up points and keep winning games then we will be alright.
Facing play-off rivals Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest next, there is no better time, as Hylton suggested, to ‘roll your sleeves up’.
“If you want to get in the play-offs these are the games you have to go and perform in. Both of those teams are trying to get in the play-offs as well so if you end up in the play-offs at the end of the season it’s because you deserve it.”