John Still: Luton Town manager feels no pressure

John Still
John Still has a win percentage of 47.3% during his time in charge of Luton

Luton Town manager John Still says that he does not feel under pressure after a run of three wins from 10 games.

The Hatters, who were promoted back to the Football League in 2014 under Still, are 14th in League Two.

When asked if he felt under pressure, Still said: "Honestly, no.

He added: "All I always say to myself is 'could I have done any more?'. As long as I say no, then I don't feel pressure. I would only feel it if I was making mistake after mistake."

Last weekend's 3-0 defeat by Newport means that Still's side have not won in their last three matches.

After promotion in 2013-14, Still led the club to an eighth-place finish last season, just one place outside the play-offs, having dropped off the automatic promotion pace.

But Still says the club has been transformed since he took over.

"When we first came to this club, there was a massive negativity," he told BBC Three Counties Radio. "I said at the time, 'if people want a quick fix, don't employ me. I think, in my time, I'll get you up and make the club better'.

"And, boy, have we done that and even for this club possibly raised the expectation a bit. People will, for whatever reason, talk about the Luton way, but they were ninth in the Conference when I took over.

"You have to create the way that is right for the players you have at the time. If you're in the Conference, you can't have Premier League players playing for you. If you have a style of football that doesn't get you promoted the supporters will get angrier and angrier.

"Do we expect to be doing better than we are? 100%. So I understand the frustration, I understand them being annoyed and disappointed. What would they have given three years ago to be in this position now? We're not playing as well as we could be, but the progress that's been made has been phenomenal."

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