Royle: De Vos, Bowditch & Sito Out Of Stoke Match

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Russell Claydon
Sito: Injured
Royle said: "It was a fantastic win and no one can question the spirit in the team. Jason De Vos played the second half with a dead leg and we were thinking of taking him off at the interval.

"We have picked up more injuries; Dean Bowditch took a knock on his hip, Sito has an ankle injury and Danny Haynes took a knock on his knee. De Vos, Bowditch and Sito all look like missing Monday's visit to Stoke."

He also praised young Irish goalkeeper Shane Supple's assured performance, whilst deputising for the injured Lewis Price: "In Supple and Lewis Price, we have two of the best young goalkeepers in the league. These lads have exceptional talent and Shane is great at crosses and has terrific quick feet."

Ian Westalke secured the points for Town, after coming off the bench and the boss was pleased with his attitude: "He came back and proved a point. When he plays like he did today, with all his running, he is a great asset to us."

Luton boss Mike Newell was left bemused at his sides recent bad away form:

"We created enough chances and were comfortable on the ball but we play differently away and I just don't understand it.