TOWN club captain Chris Lucketti isn’t about to throw-in the gauntlet when it comes to playing or the play-offs.
The 37-year-old defender is back in business with strong displays in Town’s last three outings after returning to the first team in place of injured Nathan Clarke.
However, despite his own displays, the games against his former club Stockport County (1-1), Colchester United (2-2) and Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Millwall have seen late goals rob Town of seven points as their chase for a play-off place has gone off the rails.
However, Lucketti was not about to give up the fight.
“Firstly, I am just delighted to be back in the team, it has been a long while and I am just very happy to be back on the pitch,” said Lucketti.
“However, we are very disappointed with the way the results have gone in the last few games.
“There can’t be many instances where a side has conceded late goals in three consecutive games. But it is something we have to be concerned about and we have to take a long look at the way goals have come in injury time.
“There really there isn’t too much of a pattern to it. Against Stockport, Clarkey (Nathan Clarke) was just really unlucky the way the ball hit him, the Colchester equaliser was a quality free kick and to be fair we were the ones pushing for a goal against Millwall only to be caught on the counter attack.
“But we are still in a pretty good position and there are still plenty of points to play for. We can’t be looking back at the games that have gone and concern ourselves with points that we didn’t pick up, we have to look forward.”
Lucketti admitted that reducing the eight point gap that separates Town from a play-off place would not be easy but he felt success at MK Dons tonight might be the perfect catalyst.
“We have some important games coming up. Milton Keynes is the start and then we have another crucial game at Tranmere on Saturday,” said Lucketti.