Guttridge warns against complacency

Hatters midfielder Luke Guttridge felt an excellent pre-season may have led to complacency setting in amongst Town’s squad at Southport on Saturday, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th August 2013, 12:01 pm
Luke Guttridge
Luke Guttridge

Hatters had won eight out of 10 of their friendlies, but turned in a desperately poor first half showing at Haig Avenue and were eventually beaten 1-0.

Guttridge said: “There were absolutely no excuses, we just weren’t good enough.

“It’s hard to say, but personally, it was down to attitude. I think we thought because we had a good pre-season, we’ll turn up and win the game.

Luke Guttridge

“Complacency is a massive thing in football. One good game doesn’t make a season, you can go through all the cliches in the world and they seem to come out in football.”

Guttridge wasn’t overly panicking though as he experienced something similar at Northampton Town last season and felt this wake-up call could work in their favour.

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