Reaction | Nathan Jones on QPR victory

Manager Nathan Jones praised a superb team performance as his side extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers.


Following Elijah Adebayo’s first-half header, an own goal and a late third from Luke Freeman meant that Luton ended their wait for a highly anticipated win against QPR - their first since 2007.

“I thought right from the off, Elijah wins the first header and then we knocked the centre-half over and I think that set the tone for the game,” Jones said when speaking in his post-match press conference. “First half we were really aggressive, I thought we were excellent in and around their box. It should have been more, we hit the bar, had a lot of good situations where with a little bit more composure and quality we could have gone in a bit further up.

“We know they are a tough side to play against, they came out, had a bit of play second half. I still think we had the best chances because we had one cleared off the line, and even when they did score there was an element of fortune to it in terms of we should have cleared it with Sonny.

“Overall, wonderful, wonderful performance. You know you have to play well, QPR are a good side, Mick is doing a great job there and they have tricky players that can hurt you. Today I thought we defended really well and we were magnificent.”

All three substitutes were introduced to great effect and the boss said this about his game-changers after the game: “That is what we want. We call them game-changers, we want that impetuous so we changed both of them, it was a gamble because they’re good from set plays in both boxes.

“When you have two to bring on in terms of Cameron Jerome and Harry Cornick, then Luke Freeman instead of Henri, it shows we’re in a decent place squad-wise. We ask them to buy into that, they have to train and that is the good thing about the environment.

“They have to train like they’re going to play so when they do come on, they’re able to impact and that is a credit to the group.”

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