Henry backs Hatters to be serious contenders

Ronnie Henry in his time as Luton skipper

Ronnie Henry in his time as Luton skipper

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Former Luton Town defender Ronnie Henry believes his old club will be one of the main challengers for promotion from League Two this term.

Henry, who made 87 appearances for the Hatters, captaining them to the Conference title in the 2013-14 campaign, was mightily impressed with the current crop at Kenilworth Road after coming up against them for Stevenage during Saturday’s 0-0 draw.

Speaking afterwards, he said: “I fully expect them to be up there, around the area, getting automatic or into the play-offs.

“They’ve got a very good squad, and a very good management team.

“I went and spoke to John (Still) and Terry (Harris) and Hakan (Hayrettin) as I’ve got a lot of time for them and I wish them well.”

According to Hatters boss John Still, it wasn’t just Henry who was impressed with his side either, as he added: “Talking to Teddy Sheringham afterwards, he was saying ‘your side is strong, very competitive, which is what we’re trying to get our side to be.’”