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Mills backs Hatters for promotion

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Gateshead manager Gary Mills believes Luton Town will finally win promotion back into the Football League this year.

Mills, who took York City up through the play-offs at the expense of Hatters two years ago, saw his in-form Tynesiders team blown away by a scintillating first half display as Town romped to a 4-2 triumph on Saturday.

He said: “We had been the better side until they scored but you can’t allow a side like Luton to score three goals in quarter of an hour and that left us with a mountain to climb.

A couple of players lost their discipline in terms of doing their jobs and you can’t afford to do that against a good side like Luton who I believe this will be their year.

“But we kept going and pulled two goals back to win the second half when we were much improved. We had a better shape but had paid the price in the first half.

“We have got to learn from our mistakes and stop giving away soft goals, but losing against a top side like Luton is not the end of the world.

“We must now make sure we have a productive festive season and go into January well placed in the table.”

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