Hatters midfielder confident his side will embark on another winning run

Positivity was the watchword for Town midfielder Olly Lee despite his side's 2-0 defeat at Crawley Town on Saturday.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:34 pm
Hatters midfielder Olly Lee
Hatters midfielder Olly Lee

The Hatters, who were flying high at the summit after trouncing Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 at Kenilworth Road a fortnight ago, have dropped to seventh after back-to-back losses.

Luton host Doncaster Rovers this weekend though, with Donny sitting in second, after five wins from their last six League Two games.

Although Rovers are tipped as one of the favourites after relegation from League One last season, Lee said: “What better game? We play better against better teams anyway, so we’ll give them a good game and hopefully we’ll beat them.

“We do suit teams that want to play out like us and want to play a similar way. At home, I fancy us against anyone.

“We’re all as gutted as the fans are but it’s still early days. We’ll get back on track.

“Stick with us, we’ll all come together and we’ll get on another run.

What’s the point in being negative? It doesn’t get you anywhere. We look forward to the next game and we’ve got to work on it.”

Lee knows that if Town are to achieve their goal of promotion this term, then they should be emerging victorious from their trips to the likes of Crawley.

He continued: “We’ve got to be able to come to Crawley and win and we’ve got to play at home and win.

“All teams in League Two, if you want to win the league, you’ve got to beat everybody, so it doesn’t really come into it.”

Hatters boss Nathan Jones made the surprising decision to change around his strikeforce for the trip to Crawley on Saturday, but Lee thought both Isaac Vassell and Josh McQuoid impressed.

He said: “I thought they did really well. Obviously, it has been tough for them, Hylts and Jack have been on fire, working well together and it’s hard to get opportunities, but they’re two really good players.

“They’d probably get into every other side in the league.

“The forwards have been brilliant, you should try defending against them.

“They’re all really good. It doesn’t matter who’s in your team, you’re buzzing for training. They all deserve their chance and hopefully they’ll all start hitting the net.

“So, given the opportunity, I thought they did well. Unfortunately we couldn’t create a few more clear-cut chances for them but we’ve got a really good squad and we need to utilise it.”

After bagging 14 goals in their opening six league games, Town have managed just one in two since as Lee believes they are being slightly tentative when it comes to the final third.

He added: “I think we’re passing when we should shoot and shooting when we should pass.

“It’s one of those things where it doesn’t go for you for a couple of games and then maybe we’ll score four in another game and we’ll kick on again. We’ve just got to stay positive with it.”