Watch | Nathan Jones reacts to Stevenage defeat

Manager Nathan Jones insisted he has ‘no complaints’ after his side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two neighbours Stevenage.


After the score was level at 2-2 in normal time, the hosts dispatched all three of their penalties, whilst the Hatters didn’t convert any as they exited the competition in Round One.

Jones, who made 10 changes from the win against Peterborough, said: “We needed to make changes. We had a very disrupted pre-season but we would have made those changes anyway. We still have six or seven out so we needed people to get minutes and we did.

“I thought it was a good game of football, an entertaining game of football. We had to make the changes with the games we have coming up – West Brom away, away to Barnsley, we can’t be flogging everyone, so we needed to use the squad tonight. We had enough to win the game so no complaints.”

Cameron Jerome and Admiral Muskwe both scored on their first starts for the club and Nathan added: “I thought they were both really good, both a real threat. We didn’t do the basis well early on which meant we gave two poor goals away really but I was happy with our performance overall.

"We changed to get a little bit of a foot-hold in the game because Stevenage were keeping the ball very well without creating anything. We wanted to be a bit more front-footed so we matched them up.

“We were decent in the second half, created enough chances to win the game but credit Stevenage, I thought they were excellent. They have a really good structure, you can tell that with how they play and they will be a handful for teams.”

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