Sympathy for Lacey after early substitution

Alex Lacey
Alex Lacey

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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