Luton Town: Terry Harris says Hatters are a 'work in progress'

Luton are in their second season in League Two since promotion from the National League in 2014

Luton Town are a "work in progress" and can still challenge for promotion, says assistant manager Terry Harris.

The Hatters are 13th, eight points off the League Two promotion places, following Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient.

"It's a work in progress and we have 32 games to go, so we're OK," Harris told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"We know these players are hard working and full of quality. Once we get this train rolling it will be hard to stop."

Luton were among the pre-season favourites for promotion, but are without a win in three heading into Saturday's home match against league leaders Plymouth.

At the same stage last season, Luton were third in the division on 27 points, though they ultimately ended the campaign in eighth, one place outside the play-off spots.

Luton Town under John Still and Terry Harris
2012-13 (National League): seventh
2013-14 (National League): first, promoted to League Two
2014-14 (League Two): eighth

But Harris, who previously served as assistant manager at Dagenham & Redbridge, says the club still have time on their side.

"It's not what happens on 20 October, it's what happens at the end of the season," he said.

"We'll be there or thereabouts, I want the supporters to stick with us. Are we going to have good times? Yes. Are we going to have bad times? Of course we are.

"But when we have our bad times we need people to stick with us."

Meanwhile, manager John Still has confirmed that midfielder Ryan Hall missed the draw with Orient after arriving late at Kenilworth Road.

Hall is not the only League Two player to be dropped for tardiness this week, after Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth dropped defender Aaron Pierre for missing a team meeting, ahead of their 2-0 loss against Newport County.