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Richard Money hits out at Luton Town grumblers

Richard Money
Money's tenure as Luton boss has split Hatters fans

Luton Town boss Richard Money says the verbal abuse he receives from a handful of Hatters supporters is the worst he has experienced in football.

Money has applauded the majority of supporters for the way they continue to back the team's promotion charge.

But he told BBC Three Counties Radio some had crossed the line.

"I've never heard in my life what I've heard as I walk off the pitch here. If the police came with me I think there'd be 20 people in the cell," he said.

"But that's life and it's what you have to live with I guess being the manager of Luton Town.

"I don't think it's particularly something about me, I think it's whoever is the manager of Luton.

"Because of the expectation you have to come off the pitch every game as winners."

Whoever is the manager, whatever players you've got at this club, I don't believe this club will ever run away with this division

Richard Money

Luton were booed off the pitch by some fans on Saturday when they only managed a 1-1 draw with promotion rivals Kidderminster at Kenilworth Road.

Four years ago the club were in the second tier of English football but currently find themselves competing for the second consecutive season in the non-league.

The Hatters missed out on a return to League Two last season when they were beaten by York in the play-off semi-finals.

Automatic promotion this season will be difficult to achieve with AFC Wimbledon and big-spending Crawley at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier.

And while Money is aware of supporters' expectations, he has told them their side will never find winning promotion an easy prospect.

"Whoever is the manager, whatever players you've got at this club, I don't believe this club will ever run away with this division," he explained.

"It's my belief that if you put yourself in the position to win often enough then eventually you'll win, and we want to do it this year.

"We are striving every last sinew in our bodies to do it this year, but I'm not surprised by the expectation, not at all.

"I thought the crowd were very, very good Saturday and understandably booed when we didn't win the game."

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