Still calls for fans backing against FC Halifax Town

Hatters boss John Still has urged Town’s fans to be with their side from the word go during Saturday’s Skrill Premier clash with FC Halifax Town, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 3rd October 2013, 9:50 am
David Viana could be in line for his Hatters debut on Saturday
David Viana could be in line for his Hatters debut on Saturday

Luton’s last outing at Kenilworth Road was tarnished when captain Ronnie Henry was involved in a spat with a home supporter, despite Hatters winning 3-2.

The fan has since apologised to Henry and Still said: “I hope they’re there at the start and there at the finish.

“The team’s got to play their part and the crowd’s got to play their part.

“When we win, we all win, and when we lose, we all lose.

“It’s a team game, so be part of the team.”

Defender Simon Ainge makes his return to Luton after being released by Still at the end of last season.

The centre-back is relishing the trip too, tweeting: “Looking forward to this weekend seeing some friends and a massive game!!”

Although ending his time at Kenilworth Road, Still was pleased to see Ainge is getting regular football with the Shaymen.

He continued: “Good luck to him, I really liked him.

“He’s a good lad and I’m glad he got himself sorted and playing.”

Meanwhile, striker Andre Gray is hoping the fans are onside too, as he said: “It would be good to get home and get a good win.

“They do help us when they get behind us and we need them as well.”

With 12 games gone, Town are currently in sixth place, just behind Still’s points calculations.

Gray thinks that Luton are well placed to mount a challenge though, as he said: “I think it matters come after Christmas.

“If you saw Kidderminster and Mansfield (last season), that’s when they really kicked on.

“We’re getting deep into the season now and we’re just in the right place, we’ve got our momentum going.

“The thing is to look forward and we’re in the best position.”

Boss Still could hand a debut to midfielder David Viana after he penned a deal until the end of the season on Monday.

Striker Alex Wall served notice of his return to full fitness with a goal during Hatters’ 3-2 development win over Northampton Town on Tuesday.

Jon Shaw also stepped up his comeback, netting during a 30-minute run out.

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