Luton – Midfielder Conundrum For Nathan Jones

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Yesterday, as we all contemplated what the enticing clash with Blackburn Rovers would bring, how many of you would have picked out Luke Berry as the hero of the hour?

I would be surprised if there were too many.

In my opinion, Berry has always, since coming to Kenilworth Road, been something of an unsung hero, but someone who has been very unlucky when it comes to injuries, especially in recent times.

Yesterday, coming on as a substitute in the 59th minute, with Luton trailing 2-0, Berry stepped up to the mark and not only dragged us back into the game in the 73rd minute but was perfectly positioned to smash home the equaliser in the dying seconds of stoppage time.

His celebrations, running behind the goal and then tumbling over, showed just how much it meant to him.

Following his heroics, Luke was the subject of part of Nathan Jones post-match interview, with the gaffer remarking, as reported by

Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Luton Town: Luke Berry scores 98th-minute equaliser for Hatters – BBC Sport

“I’m proud of him because again he’s been through a lot with injury and with certain things, came back super fit and ironically he had a calf injury that just curtailed him and kept him out and so on.

“It was the right decision to bring him on. We felt he could nick a goal, he always does. Training-wise he’s been outstanding and to do what he did, and in the last gasp, is fantastic.”

Naturally, there was also praise for Luke on social media:

Although perhaps one post I discovered did go a little over the top:

But that is something that happens when emotions run high following a comeback of the ilk Luton managed yesterday.

The big question now though is whether Luke can push on and nail down a place in the starting XI on a permanent basis.

Competition for a place in the midfield is stiff but I have always thought that if he is given a lengthy spell in the side and can avoid further injuries, he can make an impact in the Championship.

But is that a view you concur with?

Please feel free to have your say in the comment facility beneath this article.


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  • Chris winter says:

    Morning mh, now having critised pellys performance so far this season let me say yesterday like everyone who was on that pitch he was a warrior an set up the equaliser. But next game I would be playing osho Berry landsburys an 1 other as I feel we won’t be seeing Campbell for many weeks an Berry deserves the run. The defense needs work on the best available at the moment as no continuity. Until this happens we will struggle to be solid an we fans must have patience. please stop knocking us until we have all our defenders fit. An Jerome proved yesterday why he must start good goal disallowed. An assist for equaliser. An ran the defence ragged at times

  • Andrew says:

    Hi MD , really glad luke did what he did yesterday he has been so unlucky with injuries since coming to Luton never really had a good run in the team ,he has always been a favourite with the fans remember being on the pitch when we got promoted from division two singing his name for ages and he was injured then . Really happy for him let’s hope he can push on now . Coyh

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