Still expecting a tight contest with Pilgrims

Hatters boss John Still is anticipating a game of few chances when his side travel to Plymouth this afternoon.

By Mike Simmonds
Saturday, 17th January 2015, 6:15 am
John Still
John Still

The two teams have the division’s joint second best defensive records, conceding just 17 goals all season.

Still said: “I think lots of the games are tight, so I wouldn’t think it will be anything other than keenly contested.

“They’re good defensively, we’re good defensively. They have some good attacking players, I think we have some good attacking players, but I would think it would be reasonably tight.”

Both sides go into the game searching for their first wins of 2015, but Still wasn’t unduly concerned about facing a Plymouth team who had gone four matches without a victory.

He said: “I’m not really worried about if teams are doing good or doing bad, I just know if we go and play anywhere against anyone and we’re up to the form that we’re capable of, we will do well.

“It’s how you look at games sometimes as we drew with Shrewsbury, we drew with Portsmouth, we drew with Wycombe.

“Against Wycombe and Shrewsbury, who were the two on paper better sides, we were good enough to win those games and I think we probably might have deserved to win those games.

“Portsmouth, who aren’t doing so well, we probably deserved to draw. I don’t think it matters who you play or how other people are going, if Luton play well we have a great chance whoever we play.”

Town lost the reverse fixture with Plymouth 1-0 at Kenilworth Road back in September, although Still wasn’t reading too much into that as he added: “At the time I thought they were a decent side, but we weren’t firing on all cylinders then.

“It will be a tough game, we’re used to them though, we’ve dealt with the tough games really well.”