Hatters boss relishing Money exchange

Town boss John Still is looking forward to coming up against former Luton manager Richard Money at the weekend, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th March 2013, 10:49 am
Richard Money - ltfc
Richard Money - ltfc

Money, 57, took over at Cambridge in October last year and has lifted them to 11th in the table, although they did suffer a 2-1 defeat at in-form Hyde on Tuesday night.

Speaking about the encounter, Still said: “It will be a good game with Richard up there, he’s a former manager, so will be well keen.

“With no disrespect to the other sides in the league, I think they’re always better games when they are between former Football League clubs.

“They always have a little bit more on them.”

Still expects to learn more about his side’s players at the Abbey Stadium this weekend and also at home to league leaders Kidderminster Harriers on Easter Monday too.

The Aggborough club, who started the campaign with five wins and five draws from their opening 10 matches, have won 15 out of their last 19 Blue Square Bet Premier games to reach the summit.

Still continued: “Games like the ones against the Wrexhams and Stockports, former Football League games, it’s easier to assess the players than in other games.

“It will be a tough game, a real crunch game.

“These will tell me who can do it. They’re the ones when you look at your players, and think ‘come on then.’

“This is where you’ve got to be able to produce it and show me that next year you can be in a team that’s going to get out of this league.”

Town fell 10 points adrift of the play-off zone after Tuesday night’s matches, as fifth-placed Grimsby Town earned a point in a goalless draw at Gateshead.

Luton’s match with Ebbsfleet was called off on Tuesday night and will now take place on Thursday, April 18 at 7.45pm.

With Town having to play three games in a week, Still said: “In a way it’s given me a chance to give the players a bit of a rest as they have been playing Saturday and Tuesday which isn’t ideal.

“It’s going to be fitted in where we have two midweek games and that will help me with assessment of the players as well.

“We’ve had a reserve team game at Charlton (which Luton yesterday lost 2-0) which will help me look at a few more and when we do go into the midweek games, I can just tinker with the team a little.”

On the havoc that the weather plus the constant run of games has caused Town, Still added: “We’ve hardly done any training as it’s been really difficult to do any proper work because of the games.

“That’s how it is and we’ve got by.”

Town’s clash at Cambridge is all-ticket and at the time of going to press, Hatters had sold almost 700 tickets.

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