Harris not celebrating yet despite Town reaching the summit

Hatters players celebrate Luke Guttridge's late winner
Hatters players celebrate Luke Guttridge's late winner

Hatters assistant boss Terry Harris was delighted to go top of the league after yesterday’s 1-0 win over Northampton, but would naturally prefer to be there come the end of the season instead.

Luke Guttridge’s last-gasp winner sparked wild celebrations from a full house at Kenilworth Road lifting Luton to the summit for the first time this season.

But Harris kept his emotions in check, as he said: “There’s no celebrations, if it was May 6 or whenever the season finishes then we’d be celebrating, but at the moment it’s just one game at a time, I know it’s easy to say, we’ve just to regroup on Monday.

“Of course, we’d be lying to say it’s not nice to be top of the league, but I’d rather be top of the league on May 6 than October 25.

“I’m just delighted we had a full house here and delighted to send them away with a win.

“The fans were absolutely fantastic, the hairs on the back of your neck go up when they get their voices going. I have to say well done to them, all around the ground they were absolutely fantastic.”

Although Hatters were never at their best throughout the contest, as they hadn’t been against Dagenham on Tuesday night, Harris felt his side deserved victory for an adventurous approach to the latter stages.

He continued: “We were saying with 20 minutes to go, shall we change the shape and fair shout to John (Still), he said lets be bold and we put Gutts into the left channel and pushed Cully (Mark Cullen) up front to make a front two and it worked.

“It was what dreams are made of, certainly for the Luton fans. On the bench, John said, this game is made for Gutts to get the winner and so it happened.

“But well done John, he was bold, he said lets go for it, would we have got the winner if we hadn’t, I don’t know.

“We got our just rewards, it was tough game I have to say. They’re a very tough side. Did we play well? No. Did we make that many chances? No. But we played like Luton.”

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