Buckle demands Town sort out their poor away form

Hatters boss Paul Buckle
Hatters boss Paul Buckle

Town boss Paul Buckle has urged his side to finally end their disappointing away form at Dartford on Tuesday night, writes Mike Simmonds.

Since winning 2-1 at Forest Green Rovers on October 27, Hatters have gone six Blue Square Bet Premier games without a victory.

Four defeats and two draws means Town have taken just two points from a possible 18 and the run is threatening to derail any potential title charge.

Buckle said: “It’s been a rollercoaster season for us. We had brilliant away form at the start and our home form was patchy, now it’s been a bit of a role reversal.

“It’s been nine games and a couple of months since we’ve been defeated at Kenilworth Road, which is great.

“It shows me the players have learned to live with the pressure which comes with playing at Kenilworth Road.

“What we must do now is go on a run away from home because it’s still all to play for massively.

“The league tells a false picture in my mind with us having so many games in hand. You’d really like those games in hand to come now, that would be fair to us, but one of them is going to be near the end, so it’s about staying in there.”

On how Luton can turn their poor away run around, Buckle continued: “Maybe it’s getting ourselves into a game, making sure we sure we play our way into the game.

“I though we did that on Saturday and that’s what we’ve got to do away from home.

“Our pressing on Saturday was exceptional, we didn’t allow them time, they had no attempts on our goal, other than the goal they got from a free kick.

“They didn’t open us up, we opened them up and had good chances, but didn’t take them.

“It show shows we were solid, our work-rate was there, what we’ve got to do is take that into an away game now.”

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