Charismatic defender Janos Kovacs has called on the Hatters to ‘fight’ for promotion, writes Mark Wood.
Town were held to a 1-1 home draw by promotion rivals Forest Green Rovers on Saturday as their disappointing run of league results continued, meaning they have picked up just eight points from their last seven matches.
And Kovacs believes they need to show greater fight to succeed, starting with tomorrow night’s trip to Dartford.
He said: “Every game is difficult, especially in the league. Everybody is talking about we beat Norwich in the FA Cup, that’s a different type of story in my eyes. In the league everybody is playing us like cup finals, so every game is difficult. It showed even last week away at Barrow is a very difficult game.
“We just cannot take games easily, half-hearted. We always need to start well and go and put ourselves on the frontline and do our best. As I said 110 per cent is needed in the league in each and every game from each and every one of us.
“It’s not nice to say, but it’s fight. It’s fight for points, for promotion and in my eyes, this is the only way out of this league.”
The Darts were one of the few teams to outplay the Hatters at Kenilworth Road this season and Town will surely want to avenge their 2-0 defeat in November which saw sections of the home crowd applaud Dartford’s players from the field.
Kovacs said: “Payback? We need to take every game as it comes. Of course it would be nice to have a good win against them. It’s another three points up for grabs and we’ve got to go and grab them.”
Town host Championship outfit Millwall in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday as their glamorous cup run continues, and Kovacs admitted that the players must remain focused.
He added: “It’s another tough thing to deal with in football. That’s why a good mentality in my eyes is to always focus on the next one. Yes of course there is a big game coming up next Saturday, but in my eyes the Dartford game is even bigger. Take that one first and let’s win it and after the final whistle hopefully we can celebrate three points and then we can move on to the next one.”