Hatters boss John Still admitted he had plenty of sympathy for youngster Alex Lacey after hauling him off after 20 minutes at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Lacey was selected in a similar defensive midfield role he had occupied against Carlisle, but with Town trailing 2-0, made way for the introduction of Luke Guttridge.
Still said: “We went with what we did, changing the system at Carlisle, which worked very well for us, but we didn’t make schoolboy errors against Carlisle.”
Guttridge, who had a starring role in Hatters’ fight back, thought Lacey handled the decision well.
He said: “Football’s different, at Carlisle it worked very well.
“It’s nothing to do with Lace, or any individual, it just didn’t work, for whatever reason. That’s the beauty of football, it’s a different game every week.”
Meanwhile, Jake Howells felt Still’s call turned out to be the right one too.
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