Harris delighted as hotshot Hatters are beyond compare
Deadly duo Andre Gray and Paul Benson are leading the way for Luton as Town continue to fire home goals from all over the park according to assistant manager Terry Harris, writes Mark Wood.
Gray’s hat-trick at the weekend took him to 22 goals for the season and Benson’s strike moved him to 12 as the pair boast 34 strikes between them for the season.
The Hatters have now fired home 69 goals in 30 games after a slow start to the season as they boast a massive goal difference of plus 45 - better than any side in their division and any teams in any division above them.
Harris praised Town’s strikeforce, saying: “First of all with Andre we do crossing, finishing, loads of ball work every day and I think he’s got better with his finishing.
“He needs to relax a little bit more, but on his overall game I think he’s done ever so well. It’s nice to see.
“He works very hard in training and we work them very hard in training as far as finishing is concerned and we do a lot of finishing in training after every session really.
“I think Andre’s all-round game has improved and that’s testimony to him, but I also think it’s a well done to Paul Benson as well, because I think the way that Paul plays, and we know Paul very well from old, he brings people into play and takes a lot of weight off other people around him.
“So I think it’s a well done to Andre, but a well done to Paul Benson as well.”
And Harris is glad that goals are coming from all sources, as continued: “I know Paul Benson has got 12 goals this year so he’s chipped in, Jake Howells’ chipped in, the midfield have chipped in.
“But I think the way that we play really allows for a vast number of the forward attacking players to get into the box and get on the scoresheet anyway.”
Gray has attracted plenty of attention from higher division clubs this season and Harris believes that he can continue to perform at a much higher level than the Conference.
He added: “We know the quality of the players that we’ve got here anyway. We’ve been fortunate to play in League Two, John and myself have been fortunate to have been involved in League One as well.
“So we know the quality of the players in both of those leagues, and I know because Paul Benson has done it, but Andre could quite easily adapt and play and be successful in those leagues as well. But again that’s something for the future.”