Hatters skipper Steve McNulty has invited any disgruntled supporters to go and see him personally at the club’s training ground after an incident at Kenilworth Road following the 3-2 home defeat with Morecambe this afternoon.
On completion of the post-match huddle, a clearly upset boss John Still was involved in a heated discussion with a fan who was critical of the team’s performance, before McNulty waded in to support his manager.
“I don’t understand the negativity but I invite any of them down to the training ground if they do it the right way and get in touch with the club.”Steve McNulty
Speaking afterwards, the Town captain said: “This negativity around the place, I just don’t understand it.
“It’s just a small minority but I don’t understand where they’re coming from or what they’re getting out of it.
“If someone had offered us this position at the start of the season, with 11 games to go and (being) in the mix for an automatic promotion place, I think we’d have taken it.
“I don’t understand the negativity but I invite any of them down to the training ground if they do it the right way and get in touch with the club.
“If they want to come down, we’ll sit down and we’ll have a proper chat about it.
“There’s no point in shouting from behind the rails. It’s not helping anyone but it’s just a small minority. We thanks everyone else that is getting behind the team. It’s disappointing to be talking about that at this late stage in the season.”
Hatters have seen their promotion hopes take a significant blow in recent weeks, falling to four defeats from five and McNulty thinks the negativity amongst supporters has been creeping in.
He added: “You could feel it sneaking in over the past couple of weeks.
“I don’t see what they’re getting out of it. It’s stupid and it’s a small minority, but I don’t understand what they get out of shouting at us when we’re going off the pitch. We all need to pull together at this time of the season and have a right go at getting in that top three.
“If they’re going to be like that then I don’t see the point in them coming. We’ve got a lot of young lads in the team and that will bother them. It doesn’t bother me.
“People can stand there and say what they want to me but we’ve got a lot of young players that it will affect and they will go into their shells so we need to knock that on the head and all pull together.”