Still will relish U’s cup tie atmosphere

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still will relish the cup tie atmosphere created when he takes his side to rivals Cambridge United this afternoon.

The two clubs have developed a healthy rivalry during recent seasons, with United boss Richard Money describing the match as the biggest of the campaign for both sides.

Luton have already sold out their 1.433 allocation as Still said: “Any game where there’s added interest, it has that local rivalry, it’s good for supporters, good for players.

“I can’t speak for any other managers, but it’s good for this manager. I love it, they’re great games to play in as they revoke that cup tie atmosphere.

“It’s almost become a dirty word in football, cup tie atmosphere because of how some people looked at the FA Cup.

“But I was brought up with that, this has got a cup tie atmosphere about it which is brilliant.

“Probably both sides of the fence look at this as a bigger game than it really is as it’s three points.

“There’s probably a little bit of feeling and whether it has come about from Richard (Money) being a former manager then maybe.

“He’s done a great job there so I respect that, but maybe the supporters give it that little bit extra. They give it that edge and that atmosphere coming across from supporters is brilliant.”