No talk of play-offs for Mackail-Smith as he strives for consistency

Craig Mackail-Smith
Craig Mackail-Smith

Hatters striker Craig Mackail-Smith admitted his side are more interested in finally putting together a consistent of form than discussing whether they can reach the League Two play-offs this term.

Luton head to struggling York City this afternoon, trailing the top seven by a hefty nine points and will need to go a lengthy unbeaten run to even come close to prolonging their season.

“If we find ourselves close with a few games to go then I think the talk will start, but for us it’s literally becoming consistent.”

Craig Mackail-Smith

Mackail-Smith said: “I don’t think we’ve talked about any of it really, literally we are just taking it game after game.

“Because we win a good game and then we seem to lose a game, then we seem to get a draw and a win. We don’t seem to put any consistency together.

“So there hasn’t been any talk. We need to game by game and see where we are at the end of the season.

“If we find ourselves close with a few games to go then I think the talk will start, but for us it’s literally becoming consistent, winning game after game and then seeing where that puts us come the end of the season.”

The striker had been left on the bench for the victory over Pools, but came on with 10 minutes to go to net the winning goal.

On not starting, he added: “We’ve got a lot of options to choose from. The gaffer picks the team and how he feels we should set up and its not done too badly at the moment.

“We have worked on different things, so it’s down to him how he sees the team needs to play for that specific game.”