Town MD bullish over title aim

TOWN managing director Gary Sweet insists Luton’s main objective this season remains to win the Blue Square Bet Premier title, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15th December 2011, 11:53 am

Hatters are 11 points adrifts of leaders Wrexham ahead of Saturday’s trip to Tamworth.

Sweet pointed to previous examples of teams blowing a huge advantage at the top of the table as he said: “I can’t remember the exact statistic but I think over the last few years there have been two teams who have been 14 points ahead before Christmas and neither of them have won the league.

“We’re in a very good position, we’ve got a great set of players, a very tight knit group.

“They’re professional in everything they do and are completely committed.

“Our objective this year is still to win the league.”

Although Luton are sitting in seventh place, Sweet believes they are still seen as the side that everyone wants to beat in the Conference.

He continued: “We’ve got more of a challenge than any other football club in this division.

“We’re still the big dogs, still the club that every individual puts in an extra 20 per cent when they come to Kenilworth Road or when we go to their place.

“We’re still the Man United, regardless of our position of seventh.

“Fleetwood’s crowds don’t have the high expectations that ours do and it’s a much more relaxed environment.

“I’ve been to a few other Conference games this season, but I wouldn’t want to change our atmosphere for there’s at all.

“Once we get into a positive frame of mind, or on the pitch, once we start turning in positive performances, then our support works for us.

“I certainly wouldn’t change that for the world.”

Even if Town do win promotion at the third time of asking this season, Sweet doesn’t feel the club would be happy just to stand still in League Two either.

He added: “My standards are quite high, they always have been in whatever job I’ve done.

“I’ve got high standards that I expect everybody else to follow within the business, including Gary Brabin and in a day-to-day activity, they’re all achieving them.

“We all expect more and if we were to get promoted to League Two, I think that will continue.

“The holy grail isn’t League Two for us, that’s just something we’ve got to live with.”

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