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1 March 2016

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Boss keen on backing up Saturday's triumph with another tonight

After picking up back-to-back wins for the first time since take charge in January, Town boss Nathan Jones wants his side to make it three victories on the spin when they take on Morecambe at Kenilworth Road tonight.

The Hatters haven’t won consecutive home matches since September and take on a Shrimps side who have taken just one point from their last eight matches.

And after Saturday’s late 3-2 win at York, Jones is hopeful his team can maintain their form tonight against Jim Bentley’s side.

“We’d like to back up an away win with a home one,” Jones said at his Monday press call. “A friend of mine at Brighton who’s big on the stats, says if you do this you’re a good side, if you do that you’ll be a good side.

“It’s no good having a good away performance, then letting yourselves down in your home games.

“It’s important now that we can add some consistency in performances, then if we can add some consistency in performances, it will mean some consistency in results.”

The Town beat the Shrimps 3-1 at the Globe Arena back in September and, while Jones is aware of the form tonight’s opponents, the boss knows it won’t be easy for the Hatters.

“I know how Jim Bentley gets his teams playing, they’re a good footballing side and have a lot of dangerous individuals,” said Jones.

“So it will be as equal a challenge as if we were playing Northampton, I know that, and I’ve watched enough of the games to know they’re a good side.

“I watched them at Yeovil a while ago and actually flagged a few of their players up in terms of when I was at Brighton.

“As they had some good players, good individuals so it’s going to be a real difficult game.

“All we can do is concentrate on ourselves though. We prepare, knowing what they can do but we’re more concerned about what we do.

“We’ll give them the due respect as they are a good side, and we know what they have, they may not be in good form, but form at times is temporary, so we’re very wary of a difficult, difficult opponent.”

Watch the manager’s full press conference here on Hatters Player.

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