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Gerhard Struber looks ahead to Hatters clash

7 July 2020

The Reds' Head Coach gave us his pre-match thoughts ahead of Tuesday evening's relegation battle with Luton Town.

"We must be unstoppable. I want a fighting attitude on that pitch."

GERHARD STRUBER

After a bad day at the office at the weekend, the Reds boss has quickly shifted focus onto the next big challenge in front of his team. 

That being tonight's long trip south to take on bottom-of-the-table, Luton Town in a 6pm kick-off, a game that could have huge ramifications in terms of the table's make-up come the end of this prolonged Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“It’s a big game for us, everyone knows that.” Struber began.

“We received our COVID-19 testing results, and we are all healthy, which is important. We must not forget the circumstances we are living in.

"Injury-wise, other than Romal Palmer (ligaments), my boys are all fit and ready to go.

“In terms of the Stoke game, we spoke about it together on Sunday, we know what went wrong, we know what we must do to improve and so we’ve moved on from that. We can’t change what’s been and gone.

“It was my responsibility this week and is always my responsibility to make my players feel good and to give them the belief and the game-plan to get a result.

“I have a good feeling, a good plan for Luton Town.”

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Luton Preview

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With these matches coming thick and fast, tired bodies and stressed minds come in to the equation but Gerhard is positive that whoever he selects at Kenilworth Road will be ready and raring to go.

The gaffer wants to see a fighting spirit from the Reds, with everything on the line.

He told us: “Many players are ready to play. I am bringing 20 players to Luton and I trust any one of them to play and deliver a result.

“We are in a relegation fight with so much pressure and stress, it’s a big challenge for us all and as I’ve said so many times, everyone must be on their personal limit to achieve our goal.

“Our duty is to give our all.

“It is about doing our jobs, about giving it everything. We have to remember the first three games, not just one result or one performance.”

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Luton Match Pass

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A 'six-pointer' is the phrase usually coined about fixtures such as this next one for Barnsley, and Struber acknowledges the importance of it.

But he also spoke with confidence, showing belief in both himself and his staff as well as his squad of players.

“Luton is the first of five more finals for us and yes, it is the key game because it’s the next game. And it can have big influence on our future.

“We crashed on Saturday, but we must pick ourselves up and go hard again, fighting for our futures.

“I am convinced we will prove ourselves.”


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