Lawless looks to right Stags defeat in double-quick time

ADRENALINE and desire can help inspire the Hatters to victory at the Abbey stadium tonight according to star Luton midfielder Alex Lawless, write Mark Wood.

Town only played their last game on Sunday, a 1-0 defeat at Mansfield in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, and tonight’s game coming so soon is hardly ideal preparation for Luton jaded stars.

But Lawless, 28, is relishing the opportunity to put things right so swiftly.

He said: “The facts are we are 48 hours from playing the last game. We may feel the physical side just a little bit.

“But we can overcome that with wanting to win.

“If any footballer loses a game on a Saturday they can’t wait for the next to put it right.

“It’s come quicker than usual, but from a personal point of view it’s a good thing.”

And with Luton large contingent of former U’s he admitted this game may have a little more spice to it than usual.

Lawless continued: “I suppose there will be an extra bit of spice, but there’s a lot riding on all the games.

“We’ve got a really good squad and we need that to be competing in the two competitions like we are.”

And he admitted that none of the players can let their performances slip, adding: “As a player you know you can’t let your performance drop a little bit because there’s always someone waiting and it’s good for the team.”