WALL’S NOT UP STILL’S STREET
LUTON forward Alex Wall has been slammed by manager John Still, who has refused to reintegrate him into the first team until his attitude and performance levels improve.
Wall irked Still with his conduct whilst turning out for the Hatters’ development squad against Barnet in a match that finished 2-2.
The 23-year-old played just 34 minutes of League Two football in August, but his chances of boosting that number in the short term appear slim with Still explaining his reasons for leaving him unused on the subs’ bench in the recent 1-0 defeat to Plymouth.
“He played in a development game last midweek and was shocking,” said Still, who also described Wall as a “silly boy” for being sent off for dissent against Barnet.
“If supporters want me to play players who have been shocking in development games they’ve played, then I’m not going to.
“He hasn’t played well enough and he knows he hasn’t played well enough.
“Sometimes you have to be very careful because you can get put into a false sense of security, going, ‘He’s not playing well but I’ll play him anyway’. Then he doesn’t do well, his confidence suffers because of it and I don’t think that’s right.”
‘SHOCKING’: Alex Wall