Still remains wary of Stanley threat

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still is wary of the threat that unpredictable Accrington Stanley will offer this weekend.

The side, managed by John Coleman, ended leaders Burton Albion’s 13-game unbeaten run on Tuesday night and also won at Southend recently.

However, they were also hammered 5-1 on home soil by Northampton and have conceded the most goals on their travels by any League Two side.

Still said: “John Coleman’s teams are always tough, him and Jimmy Bell do a good job.

“They had a good result the other night against Burton and it’s the nature of the game. Teams are going to fight for their lives because they’re at one end and are going to fight for their lives to get out of the other end.

“Accrington are going to be a tough opponent, but this is why I always say the same things.

“You play the tough games to make you a better team, a better individual, so I’m delighted that the games are tough.

“They’ve made us the team that we are, so I want them to continue.”

Still wasn’t surprised that Stanley had upset the Brewers and doesn’t think that will be the last result of such nature this term.

He continued: “I thought Accrington would get something from the game.

“Accrington on a Tuesday night, lots of travelling, probably pitch not in the greatest condition, it’s always going to be tough, it would have been tough for anyone.

“I wasn’t sure Burton would necessarily win that game. We’re at the stage of the season when you get little surprises as teams are fighting for their lives to go up or stay up so I think we’ll see a few more of those.”

With just 14 games to go, Still admitted he will take more of an interest in the league table now too as Town are four points from the top three,

He added: “We could win Saturday and lose the next three, so whoever we play it’s important that we win.

“Are we going to win every game between now and the end of the season? No we’re not. It’s just important we win enough games to get us into that top group and that’s all I’m going to focus on.

“I will start taking more interest in the league, I don’t really until a dozen games before the end of the season.

“Every game is important, it really is, I don’t really prioritise, I just look at the next game and try and win it.

“We’re coming to the business part of the season. Fortunately with players coming back I’d like to think we can really start to push now.”