Hatters have nothing to fear from Aldershot test

Andy Parry in action against Halifax on SaturdayAndy Parry in action against Halifax on Saturday
Andy Parry in action against Halifax on Saturday
Hatters first team coach Hakan Hayrettin doesn’t think his side need to fear anyone at this level, writes Mike Simmonds.

Town head to Aldershot this evening, who up until the start of the current campaign, had been a Football League club, before suffering relegation from League Two in May.

They were hit with a 10-point deduction, but have already overtaken bottom club Hyde and are now just below the relegation zone.

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Hayrettin said: “They’re going well. They’ve had that 10 point deduction and they’ve clawed a lot of points back.

“But we’re in good form. I don’t think we’ve got anybody to fear. We’ve done our homework and go there ready for the game.”

Defender Ronnie Henry is a veteran of trips to the Recreation Ground and knows just what to expect as he said: “It’s going to be tough, it’s a hard place to go. I’ve been there many times and they’re a good side, so we’ll go there positive, full of energy and go there to win the game.

“We’ve done well on our travels recently and if we take those (Luton) fans along there with us, we’ll give it a good shot.”

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After struggling in front of goal recently, Hatters have notched 14 in five games as Hayrettin continued: “A few weeks ago people said we couldn’t score, now we can’t stop scoring. It’s just one of those things about finding the right combination.

“The manager and players are working very hard along with staff to make that happen. Slowly, slowly, we’re getting there.”

Boss John Still has hinted he might rest Alex Lawless for the game, but Hayrettin believes whoever comes in needs to show the same spirit Town did in their 4-3 win over Halifax on Saturday.

He added: “If we’re going to be successful, it can’t be just the 11 that’s playing.

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“It’s got to be the whole squad, that includes the staff. We’ve got to be positive, we’ve got to drive players on and make them believe that in situations like that (3-1 down to Halifax) they can turn it around, and they did it.

“We have to have that in our game. It’s not just about turning up to play the game of football, it’s about being mentally prepared, having the right attitude when things are not going well.

“They’ve got to work hard to make things go their way. Working hard is hard work. We’ve got to work harder than every other team to make sure we get three points.”

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