Luton Town: Craig Mackail-Smith aims to play in Premier League

Mackail-Smith's Premier League hopes

Luton striker Craig Mackail-Smith says he still wants to play in the Premier League and believes the Hatters can help him get there.

Mackail-Smith, 31, has never played at the highest level of English football but says he has not given up hope.

"I want to play in the Premier League. I haven't given up on that goal," Mackail-Smith told BBC Look East.

"I want to work hard and score goals but it will never leave me. Playing at the top level will always be my aim."

Mackail-Smith joined the Hatters from Brighton this summer but believes his new club have what it takes to win promotion from League Two.

"I was playing in the Championship but I feel this club has got the quality to get out of these divisions pretty quickly," Mackail-Smith added.

"I feel this is a club that's progressing and it's a great place to get back on my feet and do well."

Mackail-Smith's scoring record
Craig Mackail-Smith scored 99 goals in 212 appearances for Peterborough United between January 2007 and July 2011, but scored just 24 goals in 122 games for Brighton and Hove Albion between July 2011 and August 2015.

Despite their recent lack of form, with their one win this season coming in the League Cup, Luton boss John Still says that if they find their form, they can aim for promotion.

"We're a club that's capable of playing a league higher, we need to find that path that gets us on a run as we did before in the Conference," Still told BBC Look East.

"We need to go on a run, the sooner the better, but in my opinion, over the next nine to ten games we will be well into our flow."

Craig Mackail-Smith and John Still were talking to BBC Look East's Jonathan Park.

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