Mackail-Smith still believes in Luton’s promotion chances

Craig Mackail-Smith
Craig Mackail-Smith

Striker Craig Mackail-Smith insists Hatters can still achieve something special this season despite their stuttering league form.

Luton have dropped to 14th in the table recently after suffering back-to-back defeats and are already six points away from the play-off places.

“We know we’re still very much in with a chance of doing something very good this season.”

Craig Mackail-Smith

But Mackail-Smith, who has won promotion a number of times in his career, is confident that becoming a League One team next season remains very much within Town’s reach.

He said: “We’ve started and then we’ve stopped, we’re getting to the point of doing something special and then we fall away and have a couple of bad results.

“It’s hard to put a finger on why, but it’s probably a lack of concentration.

“We know we’re still very much in with a chance of doing something very good this season.

“I just think we need to keep working hard as a team and individually to look at why this keeps happening to us.”

Hatters are at home to third-placed Northampton on Saturday, before visiting Exeter the following weekend.

They then host Wycombe Wanderers and travel to Portsmouth over the busy Christmas period, playing four teams who are above them in the standings.

However, Mackail-Smith believes that could be just what Luton need to get back on track.

He continued: “It’s a fantastic time for us because the teams that we’re playing are above us and around us.

“They’re perfect games for us and it means if we can beat those teams we start pulling them back towards us and start pushing us back to the play-offs and the top three.”