Still doesn’t care about Argyle loss after going for winner

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still admitted he didn’t care that his side lost 2-1 to Plymouth in stoppage time this afternoon after pushing for victory despite being reduced to 10 men.

Having drawn level at 1-1 through Josh McQuoid’s first goal for the club, Luton then had Ryan Hall dismissed for two yellows with five minutes to go, the second offence, needlessly kicking the ball away.

“We did everything we could to try and win it and we got beat, and you know what, I don’t care, as we did everything right.”

John Still

Ryan Brunt then netted with seconds remaining as Luton were forced to play the final 20 minutes with an injured Jack Marriott having made three subs.

Still said: “We’ve got 10 men after a stupid sending off, we’re struggling with Jack.

“We were actually going to take Jack off and play with 10 as I didn’t want to make it worse. I haven’t got Craig (Mackail-Smith), haven’t got Benno (Paul Benson), and I thought what do we do? But then he gets sent off, so we can’t do it.

“But we said, lets try and win it. We pushed the full backs on, we tried to win it, we were positive, did everything we could to try and win it and we got beat, and you know what, I don’t care, as we did everything right.

“We’ve played really well, the boys are very disappointed, but they’ve no need to be, because I thought they played terrific. We got beat in the last minute, but we tried to win it and I’m happy with it.”

When asked what he thought supporters would make of the statement, Still continued: “They can say what they want, I don’t care if we lose trying to win, that’s my comment, I don’t care.

“Every game I’ve had here I try and win. We’ve never played to draw, never, we always try and win and I’m always going to try and win.

“Even with 10 men we’ll try to win so I was delighted with the attitude of the players to try and win and if people are unhappy with that, I understand that, but I’m the manager, it’s my philosophy. Every game we play we’re going to try to win.

“We tried to win today and we didn’t, but I’ve got no complaints with the performances of the players at all.”