Town manager Graeme Jones felt there were ‘lots of satisfying things’ in his side’s performance as they won 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.


The Hatters move up to 16th in the second tier table, with goals from James Collins and Matty Pearson either side of a Lewis Travis equaliser helping the Town secure victory.

“Irrespective of the result, we needed to be competitive,” Jones explained. “I think the last seven minutes against Hull damaged us, because it’s not a way to lose a football match. Leicester was a one-off occasion really. But on Thursday I was brutally honest with the boys, I asked for the same mental and physical consistency during the game, no matter what the scoreline is, and I told them if we get that, then we will win the game. And we played in a different way today, we used bits of the Leicester game to help us and we showed great character and came out 2-1 winners.

“Nobody knows in a job how it’s going to go, the only thing I answer to is my own conscience. So I give everything I have got, I try and look into every single detail and I like to think I am well prepped with decisions I have got to make, I believe football make them decisions.

“For instance, Callum McManaman played really well on Tuesday night, he gave us a level, he comes on [today] and contributes. Izzy Brown changed his position and his quality is undeniable. So there were many, many satisfying things.

“I thought Pelly-Ruddock came in and gave an exceptional level, the character that he is. Again, a boy who is finding out about the Championship level, but today I think he arrived – he was himself which is all you can ask for. Lots of satisfying things, but we will enjoy tonight and then we have got to plan for Millwall, that’s the nature of the beast.”

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