Still fighting fit for Red Devils clash

Hatters boss John Still leaves the pitch at Dagenham
Hatters boss John Still leaves the pitch at Dagenham

Hatters manager John Still is fighting fit for this weekend’s FA Cup trip to fellow League Two side Crawley Town.

The Luton chief was forced to miss the second half of Sunday’s 2-0 win at his former club Dagenham & Redbridge after feeling ill while in the dug out.

“I was fine after, fine since, so a lot of nothing, but I understand his concerns.”

John Still

However, speaking to the press yesterday, Still revealed it hadn’t been anything serious.

He said: “It was a lot of nothing, crazy how it came out really. I went in at half time and I’d found during the game, the fog and the lights almost piercing, I really did.

“I thought I was all right with it and I’d had from the morning, a little bit of a dull headache, and I don’t get headaches, don’t get migraines.

“I came out for the second half and for whatever reason the lights looked brighter every time I looked up.

“I went to speak to Simon (Parsell) who said just have a sit down, and I did and within two minutes of sitting down, the Dagenham club doctor, who I’ve known for many years, was down.

“He said he’d do a quick test on your eyes, so he took me inside, he checked my eyes and thought they weren’t focusing quite right.

“He said ‘give it 15-20 minutes’, took my blood pressure, that’s all. My blood pressure was fine, he just said it wasn’t uncommon when it’s so misty and the lights are on, you can become a little bit like that.

“He just suggested I sat there for 20-odd minutes and then come out, and I did, I came out with about five or six minutes to go and just stood inside the tunnel, but I was absolutely fine.

“If it had been anywhere else I’d have been standing there watching, just being aware that the lights were really glaring.

“But I was fine after, fine since, so a lot of nothing, but I understand his concerns.”