Money hoping for a quiet afternoon against Hatters

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Former Luton boss Richard Money is hoping for a quieter afternoon when Town visit Cambridge United tomorrow afternoon.

The Hatters fans were merciless in their taunts of their ex-manager last season with Luton romping to the Conference title, eventually finishing 19 points above their rivals.

Money didn’t help his cause by comments made about the Kenilworth Road’s club budget, claiming they were playing League One salaries.

With Luton selling almost 2,000 tickets for the clash, Money, speaking in his pre-match press conference, said: “We kept them quiet for the majority last time and we have to do that again because if we let them become a bit vociferous then it might not be particularly nice afternoon for me.

“There is a going to be a great atmosphere, a real spice about it.

“As manager of Luton, Cambridge coming to the stadium was always a big game, now I’m here then obviously the fact I was manager of Luton makes it a big game.

“It’s an extra spice to the whole thing. I think the fact that both teams are back in the Football League and that this is Football League fixture is what everybody wants.

“There’s no hiding place at the weekend that’s for sure and I’m sure the players will find that little bit extra in both teams.

Money was in charge of Luton for 17 months, suffering play-off misery at the hands of York and of his time with the club, continued: “Whatever people might think about my time there, I’m proud of my record and also proud of the fact that I played some part in turning them from a club that got relegated three times in four years to a club that was ready to move forwards in the right direction again and eventually get promoted,

“The reality was whoever was manager of that club at that particular time, if you didn’t get promoted in the first year, you were going to be in trouble in the second year.

“And that’s born out that we were sat pretty much all the time in the top two and it wasn’t considered good enough.

“That’s football. It was really pleasing for me that both clubs have got back into the Football League.

“Maybe people who travel with our opponents at the weekend might just look at my time at that particular club a little bit differently now.”

Although Cambridge have made a decent start to the season, with 11 points compared to Town’s nine, Money still tipped Luton for another promotion push this year.

He added: “I firmly expect them to be around the top seven and probably even higher than that by the time the end of the season comes.”

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