Town boss hails Luton fans as almost 2,000 head to Burton

John Still

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Hatters boss John Still hailed Town’s ‘fantastic’ supporters as almost 2,000 will travel for the club’s first meeting with Burton Albion tomorrow afternoon.

Luton swiftly sold out their allocation of tickets for the clash at the Pirelli Stadium, but with another 50 becoming available today, Town will be cheered on by 1,998 fans and Still believes his Hatters side are fast becoming the envy of most clubs.

He said: “I used the word last year, what I called the new Luton, well it’s not the new Luton now, it’s just Luton.

“That’s what we expect, that’s what we get and its created something that I think would possibly be the envy of lots of football clubs.

“That we have, a good, well-run football club, a team that can compete at the level that it plays at and fantastic backing on the terraces, what more can you want?”

On the impact the fans have on him and the players, Still added: “It’s an individual thing. You might ask the players and they might not really notice when they’re playing, but they notice it before and notice it after.

“Knowing we’re taking that support is a boost too. Sometimes, home or away, I’m so focused on everything, you hear them before and see them after, but you don’t always hear them during as you’re so wrapped up in it.

“Knowing they’re 100 per cent behind you, knowing that when you need a bit of help that they’re right there, close with you is a massive thing.

“The difference between from when I came to the club to now, you couldn’t measure, it’s enormous, so great, so positive.

“It’s back to the old saying, stronger the team, stronger the team.

“If the crowd are a bit quiet when we’re at home or away, then the team comes up with something that lifts them.

“If we’re not doing quite as well as we can do, the support lifts the team, that’s the team ethic we are creating now.”