Blackwell Hails 'The Professionals'

Last updated : 16 August 2005 By Kevin Markey
"We knew it would be tough at Luton because they are on the crest of a wave," said Blackwell. "They have already rolled over Crystal Palace and Southampton, and we had to treat them with every respect. You know they are going to come at you and credit to Mike Newell because he has made Luton a very difficult place to go.

"It reminds me of the old Dell because the crowd are right on top of you and they let you know they are there. There was a full house and they were absolutely buzzing, but we were very professional in everything we did. We didn't let the crowd get on top of us, which we did at Cardiff earlier in the week, and I was pleased with that."