Brabin still believes he would have won promotion with Hatters

FORMER Hatters boss Gary Brabin couldn’t hide his disappointment that he hadn’t been given until the end of the season to prove he was the man to take Hatters back into the Football League, writes Mike Simmonds.

Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 10:00 am

The former Cambridge chief was relieved of his duties over a week ago, with Paul Buckle appointed in his place at the weekend.

Before his departure, Brabin had seen Hatters fall out of the play-off places with a 2-1 defeat to York City, and fail to win in seven games but, despite that, he still felt he would have led Town to promotion at Wembley.

He said: “I’m gutted as, like I keep saying, I wanted to be judged at the end of the season.

“I felt like we were going to get promoted as I thought we were tucked in nicely. I know we’ve had a little bit of a dip in form, but I was quietly confident that we could achieve the goals that I set out and am disappointed I haven’t been able to finish it.

“I still think I was the best man to get them promoted.”

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