Hatters must maintain their momentum assert Gray and Robinson

Maintaining their momentum is key for the Hatters when Southport visit Kenilworth Road tonight (Tuesday) according to young midfielder Matt Robinson, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th November 2013, 8:00 am
L13-1383 LTFC v Welling at kenilworth road, Luton Luton won 2:1 
Mark Wood
JR 48
L13-1383 LTFC v Welling at kenilworth road, Luton Luton won 2:1 Mark Wood JR 48 23.11.13

Town are on a run of 12 league games without defeat and the youngster knows Luton need to keep that roll going as they continue to pursue leaders Cambridge United at the top of the Skrill Premier.

He said: “Momentum’s one of the most key things in football and if you can put win, after win, after win together... Like today (Saturday), the last goal fell to Andre Gray. If you’re losing every game, maybe that doesn’t happen or it hits the keeper in the face and rebounds out, but at the moment we’re playing well and everything seems to be falling nicely for us.”

Town kept up their fine run of form on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Welling United at Kenilworth Road, thanks to a brace from livewire striker Andre Gray.

The Sandgrounders are one of only two teams to have beaten the Hatters in the league all season, triumphing 1-0 at Haig Avenue in the first game of the season, and top scorer Gray is looking for payback.

He said: “I think we owe them one as well, all the boys are looking forward to it and just getting the three points and kick on.”

Robinson made a big impact as a second half substitute against the Wings at the weekend and is hoping to hold on to his shirt.

He said: “I would like to, but obviously if I’m not I’ll play my role on the bench and hopefully come on and play well again.”

If not he will be hoping to be involved in the FA Trophy first round tie at mid-table Skrill South side Staines Town at the weekend, where Luton will again look to accelerate the momentum they have generated.

He added: “You can only play who you’re put up against, so it’s up to you to maintain your levels and up to the people around you to maintain the level of performance whoever you’re playing against.

“With things like the FA Trophy I know that Luton in the past have had a tradition of playing younger players in it, but it’s an opportunity to play at Wembley, so that’s everyone’s dream as a footballer and I think that we’ve just got to take it in our stride.

“The team that’s put out will be the team that the gaffer thinks is good enough to beat them and it’s up to the players on the pitch to do so.”