Still searching for the final piece of the jigsaw

John Still

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Hatters boss John Still is looking for the final piece of the jigsaw after his team slipped to a 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Despite dominating possession for long periods, Hatters, who netted over 100 goals on their way to the Conference title, never really tested Dons keeper James Shea enough for Still’s liking.

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The Town chief said: “I look at it two ways, I was really happy with how we played and if I’m disappointed, it was our final third play, final pass, final cross, final finish.

“It wasn’t quite on it, but in general, I was quite happy with how we played.

“People asked me that last year, but it’s the last bit of the jigsaw normally, that side of your game.

“We’ve worked really hard pre-season, looked sharp and scored goals pre-season, we did that the year before.

“We carved out probably eight, nine, 10 good opportunities to deliver the ball in and it wasn’t quite right, but we’ll carry on working how we’ve always done.

“We found a way last year and we’ll find a way this year. It’s really, really important we don’t over focus on what was not quite right, but we focus on all the good things we’ve been doing and finetune it a little bit.”

Hatters had a number of penalty shouts turned down by referee Oliver Langford as Still mused: “It didn’t go our way the other night when we had a penalty.

“I can moan about lots of things, if we get a penalty we get a penalty, but that wouldn’t take away from the fact we have to make the opportunity work for us.

“It’s a difficult situation. Everyone tells me we should have had a penalty, even their guy, but it wasn’t and I can’t do anything about it.

“Control the controllables, here we go again, what can I do about something out of my control.”

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