Darren Currie was pleased with the impact that his substitutes had on the game in the 1-1 draw against Stockport County at the weekend.

The Hatters were on top at the start of the second half, prompting the boss to introduce Ephron Mason-Clarke and then make a double change 10 minutes later which saw David Tutonda and Josh Walker come on.

On their impact, Currie said: “That’s where it’s good for us. I had some good players sitting in the stand, I had some good players on the bench and I’ve got good choices. Everyone has got to play their part.

“I’ve had three players come on and impact the game today, nearly impacted it to the point where we get three points and a win. But they’ve certainly come on and contributed to the change of flow in the game.

“In particular, Ephron. He’s looking exciting and fresh and lively again so I’m really pleased to have Ephron back in the ranks and available and he’s edging closer to a start. At the minute he’s probably better from the bench with 25-30 minutes, but if he keeps performing and contributing like he has in the last two games he’ll be back in the team probably quicker than he anticipates.”

It was the start of a tough week for the Bees, with trips to Woking on Tuesday and Yeovil Town on Saturday still to come.

Currie, though, is encouraged by what he saw in the game at Edgeley Park.

He said: “They’re tough games but we’ve shown good resilience today. In moments where we were on the back foot we’ve shown good resilience to stay in the game and very nearly gone on and won it.

“In terms of an away performance, you can be relatively satisfied with that.”