Winger O’Donnell hopes he’s played his Cards right to keep hold of his shirt for tonight’s game

Supersub JJ O’Donnell is hoping he did enough during Saturday’s 3-2 comeback victory over Lincoln City to retain his place for tonight’s trip to Woking, writes Mark Wood.

Tuesday, 24th September 2013, 3:00 pm
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The 21-year-old made a huge difference when he came on as a 67th-minute sub with the Hatters 2-1.

And he and fellow substitute Andre Gray were key in helping the Hatters to turn it around as two quick goals helped to kill of the Imps.

He said: “I want to work hard, I work hard if I’m playing, and I’ll work even harder if I’m not playing.

“I like to think I haven’t done myself an injustice today when I’ve come on and helped the boys.

“It’s on to Tuesday now and hopefully I can play a part in that again and hopefully we get the three points which is the most important thing.”

Recalled striker Mark Cullen also netted twice on the day, his first two goals for the club since signing from Premier League Hull City in the summer, as he stepped in for injured striker Paul Benson.

And O’Donnell was full of praise for his team-mate, adding: “He’s a top lad Cully, he works very hard at his game, and I know Beno got injured on Tuesday and he was struggling for today.

“He’s a great lad Cullen and he’s got great ability to finish and when you see the one that pops down in the six-yard box, that’s what natural goalscorers do, they can put the ball in the goal.

“You see the other things he does, he works hard off the ball for the boys and he gives other lads options and it’s great to see him score his first two goals for the club.”