Still targets four wins for a play-off place

John Still

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Hatters boss John Still believes his side need four wins to ensure a play-off place this season.

Town have seven games remaining but dropped out of the top seven for the first time since October on Saturday after a run of six straight defeats.

“This has been a really, really disappointing run for everybody, but we’re going to need to draw off this disappointment.”

John Still

Speaking ahead of today’s home game with Exeter and Monday’s trip to Tranmere, Still said: “I think we need a minimum to try and win four games,

“It does change quickly and if we can get a favourable result or two over the weekend, maybe two more wins would get us in there.

“It’s got to be positivity and not negativity from everyone. We might win the last four games, and that last four might be enough to get us in the play-offs in great spirits as we’ve won four on the trot, that’s football, that’s how it works.

“I do know being negative and downcast, that’s not the remedy for success.

“This has been a really, really disappointing run for everybody, but we’re going to need to draw off this disappointment.”

Although in their first season back in the Football League after a five year hiatus in the Conference, Still admitted he wouldn’t have accepted just a play-off place when the campaign began.

He added: “Would we have settled for finishing seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, before the season started? I wouldn’t.

“Would the club? Possibly. But I wouldn’t, because when the season starts, I want to settle for coming first.

“It’s important I always feel that the football team and football club has to grow, and we’ll have grown from last season.

“We could be at the bottom end scraping to stay up, it’s a tough league, we’re having it tough, but we’ve got to be tough.”