Luton Town v Everton: Edwards demands full throttle from Hatters

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Luton boss Rob Edwards says his players cannot assume Everton will take their foot off the gas now their Premier League safety is secured.

The Toffees have won their last three games to pull away from the bottom three, where Luton are still housed, one point and one place adrift of 17th-placed Nottingham Forest.

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Everton are the visitors to Kenilworth Road tomorrow night and Edwards is not banking on Sean Dyche’s men easing off.

He said: “Time will tell, we don’t know, we haven’t got a crystal ball. They’ve done incredibly well to get out of it, in very difficult circumstances. It is about who can deal with the pressure. Hopefully, we can respond in the right way.

“We’ve got to concentrate on our job. If we do that, we’ll respond well. The outcome matters now, it is the business end of the season. It is a really, really big game for us. Hopefully we can get the right result.”

Luton have won just one of their last 14 games but Edwards says belief within the camp remains strong as they approach their final three matches.

He added: “No, it never has [waned]. I know we’ve had some difficult moments. The performance [against Everton earlier this season] may have been brushed under the carpet at the time, but it was a really good performance. We’ve had some difficult times. Belief hasn’t waned, we have to believe and have something to focus on.

“We talked about that feeling of success and how we get it as well. Belief is completely there. Our supporters have been incredible as well and after every game, they’ve been lifting us.”

After Everton, Luton go to West Ham before hosting Fulham on the final day.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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