Gary Brabin keen to remain Luton boss despite poor form

Luton manager Gary Brabin

Luton Town manager Gary Brabin has played down suggestions that he could go the after a run of poor results.

The Hatters in a Blue Square Bet Premier game on Tuesday.

It came just three days after they were knocked out of the FA Trophy following a 2-1 aggregate defeat by York.

Asked whether his job was under threat, Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio: "I haven't lost faith in myself."

The loss to Forest Green left the Hatters fourth in the table and facing a real battle to hang on to a place in the play-offs.

Money left Kenilworth Road by mutual consent 12 months ago, with Luton 15 points adrift of the single automatic promotion place.

And automatic promotion is again out of the question as they currently trail leaders Fleetwood by 26 points.

Brabin pulled no punches on Tuesday night, apologising to discontented supporters for the team's performance and admitting his side had "pressed the self-destruct button" of late.

"I'm sure they feel embarrassed and let down like I do," he said. "I understand 100% why the fans are disappointed. I'd be the first to admit it's not good enough."

Asked whether he was the right man to take the club forward, Brabin replied: "I think so.

"I totally understand people losing faith but I do genuinely believe this group of players are good enough to get promoted.

"I ask for people - and I know it's difficult after this result - to keep on supporting (us) and just stay positive and believe we are going to achieve our goal."

Luton were relegated from the Football League at the end of the 2008-09 season after beginning it on minus 20 points for misconduct and failing to satisfy the league's insolvency rules.external-link

Following Money's departure, former Cambridge United boss Brabin was initially put in charge until the end of the season, but they fell short of the goal of returning to the league when they lost to AFC Wimbledon on penalties in the play-off final.