Experienced Smith takes the positives for Town

Wise midfielder Jonathan Smith admitted it’s difficult to know what a good result is at the beginning of the season, writes Mark Wood.

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

The 26-year-old put in a combative performance in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at title favourites Forest Green Rovers, before seeing his side held to a stalemate by Cambridge United on Monday too.

He said: “The things that I’ve noticed over the years at the start, no-one knows much about each other so you’ve just got to try and grind results out.

“You’re not going to be flying from the start of the season. It’s just important to get results and battle. Although it’s only a draw. we’ve got to take the positives from that.”

Smith was also full of praise for the performance of midfield partner Luke Guttridge who has impressed in every game since signing from Northampton Town in the summer.

He said: “I thought Luke put in a right shift and I think you could probably see he was frustrated he didn’t get as much of the ball.

“But I thought all the team worked really hard and that will stand us in good stead if we keep that sort of work-rate up.”

He was also pleased with the way Town bounced back from the 1-1 draw against Macclesfield the week before and for the full story, see the Luton News/Dunstable Gazette on sale now.

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