Boss looks ahead to clash with promotion-chasing Luton Town.
Manager Adam Murray admits that there is still work to do, but is pleased with the constant progress his team is making on the pitch ahead of tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two game against Luton Town at One Call Stadium.
Reflecting on Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Northampton Town, our gaffer said: “After the game it was a feeling of enormous frustration mixed with a little bit of anger. But going over at it and looking at it in a different perspective, I feel it will be a big point for us.
“It’s difficult having the three points taken away from you, but overall I was pleased with the performance. I think everyone got anxious when we were leading 1-0 and that will happen until we start to get some results."
Murray came on as a late substitute against the Cobblers and was pleased to be able to make a contribution: “I enjoyed getting my boots back on and the fans’ reception was overwhelming. I’m back in full training now and having the option of playing myself in certain parts of the game does put my mind at ease.”
Looking forward to tomorrow’s game against the Hatters, he said: “We are nowhere near where I want us to be, but we are showing signs of what we can do.
“I think we need to be more penetrative going forward and our front boys need to be a bit more braver and help Vadaine (Oliver) out more.”
The last time we played Luton, our current set-up was very much in an embryonic stage, as we suffered a 3-0 defeat at Kenilworth Road in November.
Murray commented on the club’s development since then. He said: “I think there has been a real passion raised. Everyone I speak to has a real fire in their eyes. Not just the players, but also everyone around the club.
“There is a burning desire to complete this mission. The lads we have lost have slowed the process down, but we continue to grow daily.
“The belief these boys have is incredible and the bad luck we have had recently just makes them stronger.”
Luton arrive at One Call Stadium knowing a win will lift them back into the top three and Murray isn’t surprised that they are challenging for promotion.
Our boss added: “I think their club has tremendous backing and ambition. It is a club that went through the mill for a few years. They have shown their togetherness to come through a tough period.
“I like what the team stands for, particularly when it comes to hard work and it is a credit to their manager, John Still.”
In team news, a few players continue to nurse minor knocks ahead of tomorrow’s game.