Still demands Town get over the line after Chester victory

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Hatters boss John Still has urged his side to get over line after they got back to winning ways against Chester yesterday, writes Mike Simmonds.

Town struggled to get going in the first half once more, but came good in the second period as Matt Robinson’s fluke opener, plus goals from Andre Gray and Paul Benson saw them win 3-0 and move 14 points clear of Cambridge again.

After a fun of three games without a win, Still said: “We’ve got to get ourselves over the line, that’s a fantastic three points.

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“To put us back 14 points in front with nine games to go is a fantastic thing.

“We have everything here to win this league and everyone has to do their bit.

“I have to do mine, the staff have to do theirs, players have to do their bit and they have done their bit all season, so there’s nothing to suggest to me that they can’t carry on and do that.”

On Town’s disjointed first half display, Still admitted he could understand any possible apprehension amongst the players with promotion within touching distance now.

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He continued: “It was a nervy first 45 minutes and is that to be expected? Yes I think so.

“I said before the game the one thing I cant control is how you (the players) feel.

“I understand, I’ve been in this position before, so you work hard to overcome that.

“The first half I thought we were slow, the pace of our game was slow, tempo of our game was slow, we were worried about making mistakes.

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“Do I understand that? Of course I do and the second half I almost said, I don’t care if you get beat, go out and play with a tempo, play like Luton.

“I wasn’t disappointed in the first half, I understand about nerves, but you have to overcome that.

“Winners overcome that and all year we’ve been winners and we’ve overcome that.”

Goalscorer Robinson had been dropped to the bench after Monday night, but made the vital impact just three minutes after coming on for Andy Parry.

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Still added: “The problem we’ve got at the moment is we’ve got a lot of legs in midfield but not a lot of experience.

“I think just alternating them is sometimes the right thing to do. Bringing someone on with a bit more pace, a bit more power.

“They’ve all played enough games, so it doesn’t unsettle anyone, but you take a chance and do it.

“You can make subs and they don’t work and when they do work, everyone thinks you’re fantastic.

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“I don’t particularly believe in that, I just think the harder you work the luckier you get and we worked incredibly hard in the second half.”

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