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Luton – Nathan Jones To Sort The Wheat From The Chaff

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Following a second consecutive defeat, over the Easter holiday, it was always going to be interesting to hear what Nathan Jones had to say after the latest defeat, against Barnsley.

And it is fair to say, the gaffer did not disappoint.

Talking to BBC Three Counties Radio and as reported by The BBC, the gaffer started by comparing where we are now compared to where we were last season, remarking:

“I came in last year for the last nine games and, bearing in mind with nine games to spare this year we’re on 50 points, you think you’re in a relatively comfortable position.

“When I came in last year it was categorically different and they had a real desire to defend and to work hard and put their bodies on the line. We’ve had two games since we’ve reached 50 points where we haven’t done that and we’ve been powderpuff in both games.”

That word ‘powderpuff’ sums, I think, things up perfectly since that 50-point target was reached. It is almost as if the job for the season, survival, has been done.

The boss continued by further commenting:

“I want us to evolve and become a better team, and we were using these last nine games to do that and see if we can do certain things.

“But I’m going back to basics now, I’m going to make sure we finish the season with points because I don’t want to lose games by trying people and seeing if people are good enough.”

Now that is an admirable admission, Nathan clearly realises that some of those that have come into the team are not good enough and that the Championship is not an arena in which you can take liberties.

But his final few words, on the subject, will certainly install fear into those who think they can have a comfortable life on the books of Luton Town Football Club whilst not being up to the standard required in the second tier of English football:

“From now until the end of the season I’m going to see who wants to be here who wants to play for this football club, who can play for this football club and who can take us forward and I’ll be ruthless with the ones who can’t.”

All that remains to be seen now is who Nathan picks for the forthcoming trip to take on the bottom club, Wycombe Wanderers, next Saturday and who is shown the door come the end of the season.

With regards to the second point, here at Vital Luton Town, we are willing to accept nominations in our comment facility beneath this article.


Wycombe Wanderers v Luton Town?

Wycombe Wanderers to Win!

Wycombe Wanderers to Win!

Luton Town to Win!

Luton Town to Win!

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A Draw!

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  • Chris winter says:

    Morning again mh, I would like to see perraria put in the side now. I think he offers sumthing different. Rea has to go tunnicliffe playing that holding midfielder role. We can’t make to many changes at once yet as Alan said get to 53 or 54 pts first then experiment

  • Alistair says:

    I didn’t know there was a beach in Luton. Enough said.

  • jimbo says:

    i know a lot of fans like ruddock,but he is not good enough for this team.i also know a lot like collins,but he is not the future for this team. please try the players that want to sweat blood to get into this team. agree that youngsters should get a run out,but one at a time is sensible. wish we had a striker like the american that barnsley have,for a big guy he had great ball control,and just bullied our defence. makes me a bit nervous about playing wycombe,with there style of play.hope i am proved wrong.C.O.Y.H.

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