Nathan Jones happy to take his time - but still wants improvement
He realises it's a cliché, but new Town boss Nathan Jones is happy to take every match as it comes as time ticks around to his much-anticipated first game in charge of the Town on Saturday.
“We’re going to take it game-by-game,” explained the Hatters manager. “Let’s see where we go. I’m not going to say ‘we’re going to do this, we’re going to do that’.
“I’m hopeful of a day-by-day improvement from the people we have here. Then we’ll be in a better position to win matches.
“It’s clichéd, it’s boring, but you’ve got to take it game-by-game, it’s all you can do. We’ll try and win and if we do we’ll go back and see how we did it, work on it again and see if we can improve on it to try and win another match. If you don’t succeed, we’ll go back, analyse what went wrong and try and improve and move onto the next.”
But although those words might sound cautious, don’t be fooled into thinking that Jones is not looking forward to taking his place in the Town dugout against United.
“I’m very much looking forward to the weekend, I’m a passionate guy and I’m sure the fans will see my passion,” said the manager.
“I’m honoured to be in charge and I’ll make sure I sort of look after the role and make sure I do it proud, that’s all I can do.
“But I won’t get carried away, although I want us to have passion, and want the fans to have an affiliation with us, to know it hurts us as it has hurt them in the past and how we’re going to change things, but I’m not a miracle worker, I’m very grounded and hard-working, I’ve got good staff, and that’s how we’re going to make changes to what we do.
“Whether I stand up, sit down or not [on the touchline], the same message will be put across, but I’m a passionate guy, I’ll be there with the players, so will my staff, and we’re looking forward to it.”