Reaction | Nathan Jones on Wigan loss

Manager Nathan Jones was left disappointed after his side surrendered a lead and were condemned to a third league defeat of the season against Wigan Athletic.


Carlton Morris had given Luton a first-half advantage and it wasn’t until the final ten minutes when the Latics hit back and scored two swift goals to leave Jones, and the home crowd, shocked.

“We weren’t at our best today in terms of energy levels but I thought we did enough to win the game comfortably,” the Welshman admitted post-match. “First half I thought we were excellent, right on top and had enough situations, opportunities and set plays to have been further ahead but we weren’t.

“Then we just didn’t see it coming. They didn’t really get anywhere near our goal, didn’t have a shot on target and then suddenly we mess about and give them the ball near our own corner flag and they go through and it’s 1-1. We made changes to be athletic and to go and try and win the game and then we got caught on the counter-attack.

“I am really disappointed. I didn’t think the changes I made today had an impact on the game, normally we bring on game-changers and they really do that, but they didn’t today. We’ve had enough of the game to categorically not have lost it but probably to have won it, but we haven’t and that’s the Championship for you.”

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