Hylton: It's a 12 game season now

Luton Town have a 12-game season ahead of them as they look to win promotion to League One according to striker Danny Hylton.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 9:15 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:00 am
Danny Hylton celebrates his second of the game at Yeovil on Saturday
Danny Hylton celebrates his second of the game at Yeovil on Saturday

The club’s leading scorer bagged a brace as Hatters won 4-0 at Yeovil Town on Saturday, to move within a point of third place Carlisle United, who lost for third game running, beaten 2-0 by Plymouth.

Town then saw that gap to the top three extended by a point, after Portsmouth triumphed 2-0 at Crawley in the week, dropping Nathan Jones’ side to fifth, but they could leapfrog both sides if results go their way this weekend.

Hylton said: “We still have 12 massive games to go, so we won’t get ahead of ourselves.

“We know we’re going to fight for every single three points that we can. Likewise the other teams above us and around us will do the same.

“It’s down to a 12 game season now, forget everything else that’s gone before and we’ll give it our all.”

Standing in Luton’s way on Saturday is the division’s in-form team in Stevenage, who have won seven out of their last eight matches.

They possess, like Town do with Hylton, a striker in superb form too, with Matt Godden having scored seven in his last seven games.

Town also visit Carlisle on Tuesday night, as Hylton continued: “They had a good result winning 3-0 (against Notts County), but these are the games, if we lose or win it, they’re not going to decide whether we’re in the automatics or not.

“Mentally it might give you a little bit of an edge though, so we’ll go into the game looking to win.”

Team-mate Glen Rea is also looking for his side to go up without requiring the play-offs and was delighted to see there was no lasting affect from the disappointment of Wednesday’s Checkatrade Trophy semi-final defeat to Oxford United.

He said: “We put it behind us quickly. It was a disappointing result for us, for the fans, it would have been nice to go to Wembley, but our main aim is to get promoted.

“We’ll try and win every game, then lets see where we end up at the end of the season, hopefully it’s promotion.”

Meanwhile, Hylton wasn’t fussed where his side finished in the top three positions, as long as that’s where they end up, adding: “I couldn’t care if we come first, second or third.

“If we get in the automatics then I’m delighted. If we finish third, I’ll celebrate the same way I would if we finish first. I’m not too bothered.”

Hylton was also celebrating after being named PFA Fans’ League Two Player of the Month for February on Tuesday.

The striker won an online poll against Wycombe Wanderers’ Adebayo Akinfenwa, Stevenage’s Matt Godden, Exeter City’s David Wheeler, Notts County’s Jon Stead and Mansfield Town’s Shaq Coulthirst.