Dan Potts said that Luton are flying high in the Sky Bet Championship for a reason after securing their 18th win of the campaign against Hull City yesterday.
A performance which more than merited an impressive 3-1 win at the MKM Stadium was assessed by the defender after the game who admitted that during the business end of the season, results are all that matters.
“I think the result was important. Going into the game it’s getting to the stage of the season where it’s results that will get us where we want to be, performance wasn’t bad as well.
“We didn’t really look too much into their form at the beginning of the game so if they’re struggling at home sobeit, we’re going to places and not fearing anyone. Everyone is so front footed, teams are struggling to deal with it.
“We knew going into the game they were going to try and play out, so we set out to press as we do most games, the front boys worked their socks off and the midfield three backed them up. The wing backs pushed in and the three at the back, we’re all comfortable one vs one defenders so it was brave but it’s getting us results.
Nathan Jones’ side now find themselves in third place, a feat Potts believes is one the team deserve.
“We are there for a reason. 38 games played now, you are in that position for a reason. There is no luck, we’re there on merit and let’s see where we can go.
But asked whether he expected to be in this position during the League Two days, Potts replied: “No, it’s mad! I said to a few a few of the boys in there it would be some story. We have a nice break now to re-energise and rest the legs a little bit because the lads have been putting in big shifts so we’re going to need it. Then we have eight games left, let’s see what we can do.”
The 27-year-old has captained Luton to successive wins in the last week but spoke of the struggles he has faced trying to battle his way into the team at this stage.
“When the team is doing well there isn’t much you can say. It happens in football at every club, players that aren’t playing or players that come in, you’re only as strong as your weakest player. It goes to show when the lads come in, put a shift in and we’re still getting results, nothing is changing.
“It has been a real up and down year. I had injuries at the start but there is no better feeling than coming in after winning a game and being part of the team. When you start, when you’re playing and you win, nothing matches that feeling. Never get too low, never too high, we will enjoy this week now to relax and then we will come in ready to go for a big eight games.”