Still determined that Town don’t trip up

Hatters boss John Still is determined that his side won’t falter in their quest for the Skrill Premier title this season, writes Mike Simmonds.
Hatters boss John StillHatters boss John Still
Hatters boss John Still

Town head to Salisbury City tomorrow afternoon, already 14 points clear of nearest rivals Cambridge United with 13 games to go.

The boss knows that a return to the Football League is within touching distance now as he said: “I can’t be oblivious to it and if people talk about it that’s what they do.

“But there’s two sides to poeple. There’s John Still the football person and John Still the professional and I have to be these times John Still the professional, of course I do.

“I try as hard as I can not to listen too much to what people say, but I can’t stop what people say.

“I try as hard as I can not to be influenced by what people say and try as hard as I can to concentrate on what’s important, and that’s all I can do.

“I’ve been very fortunate that over the years it’s one of the things that keeps my feet on the ground.

“Having won this league on a couple of occasions before, I’ve taken Dagenham up, when those times come they’re exciting and important.

“What I do know is if you don’t concentrate fully you can trip up and I don’t want to trip up, there’s no reason why we should trip up.

“I know that if I can keep things as they are, we give ourselves the best opportunity and that’s what I want to do.”

On the test that Salisbury, who themselves are in the reckoning for a play-off berth will bring, he added: “All games are tough. People look at Saturday and we won 3-0, but it was still a tough game, we still had to work hard.

“We still had to work incredibly hard at Nuneaton and we won 5-0, but for 45 minutes it was tough.

“You have to continually work hard, that’s the cornerstone. As long as we can go out, work hard and compete at the top level all the time, we have enough ability in the team to score goals and not concede goals.

“All games are different though, Salisbury at home might think they will have more of a go and we have to prepare for all eventualities and we will be.

“We have one way of playing, we’ll try and stick to that and try to play at the tempo that’s right for us.

“We have to decide there and then what Salisbury are going to try and do with half an eye on that, but not too much.”

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