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Luton 'simply have to find a way to win games'

Chief football writer Phil McNulty
[BBC]

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering your questions.

Chris asked: All the talk at the moment (quite rightly!) is about the most exciting title run in for years. However, my question is about the bottom of the league. Who do you think joins Sheffield United and (probably) Burnley in the Championship next season? Do you think Luton have enough fight to stay up or can they and Nottingham Forest do everyone a favour and get something against Everton and send them down?

Phil answered: I think Luton have actually been playing better than Everton and Forest for some time now but they seem to have a problem getting games over the line - leading then losing.

My current belief is that Luton Town, Sheffield United and Burnley will go down but then we have the unknown of points deductions imposed on Forest, which they are appealing against, and Everton – who may yet have more points deducted for another alleged breach of financial regulations.

Out of the three I have mentioned, I think Luton could be the team that could defy that prediction but they simply have to find a way to win games in a way that is currently escaping them, even when they have the lead.