Still to make changes against Robins

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still has confirmed he will make changes to his side for tomorrow night’s Capital One Cup first round tie against newly-prompted Championship side Bristol City at Kenilworth Road.

After seeing his team draw their opening League Two clash of the campaign, 1-1 at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, Still revealed that both the personnel and formation would be tinkered with for the visit of the Robins who went down 2-0 against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

With Hatters hosting Oxford United on Saturday and then Bristol Rovers next Tuesday before a trip to Yeovil the following weekend, he said: “We’re going to alter the system around a little bit and give an opportunity to some of those players who weren’t involved on Saturday.

“We did something similar last season against Swindon and we know it’ll be a tough game as these are the sorts of matches that you can really learn a lot from.

“We found when we matches up against Brentford in our recent friendly we were able to play in a way which helped us a find a result.

“Steve Cotterill (Bristol City boss) has done a fine job and we know it’ll be a difficult game but this test will allow us to find a lot more about the squad and their capabilities.

“Playing against better quality players from a higher division will make our players better. Playing against Championship opposition so early in the season could really stand us in good stead for the rest of the campaign.”