Still always believed Town would find their finishing touch

Hatters boss John Still remained full of confidence his side would fire in front of goal this season, writes Mike Simmonds.

Jake Howells scores for Hatters on Saturday
Jake Howells scores for Hatters on Saturday

When the campaign began, Town only netted five times in their opening eight games, drawing five blanks.

Since then though, they have netted 69 goals from 23 games, including 12 in their last two matches, rocketing to the top of the scoring charts and the table, already beating their tally from last season.

Still said: “We started off the season and people were saying, we’re not going to score any goals.

“People don’t always understand what you work on in training. The first thing that we worked on in training was trying not to concede and we worked really, really hard on it.

“I said at the time I felt we had players who can score goals, they’re not scoring at the moment.

“We put a lot work in though as we had one or two, like Jon Shaw, who were not as fit as he could have been because of his injury.

“Alex Lawless as well, he struggled at the start of the season, but gradually we got going.

“We brought a little bit of knowledge in as Jon was injured with Paul Benson and I think since then we’ve been scoring goals.

“So Andre started the season a bit slow? That happens. Gradually all those things have come together and a lot of hard work by a lot of people to get it all connected together.”

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