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8 November 2016

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Jones shares his thoughts on the Checkatrade Trophy defeat

Hatters boss Nathan Jones believes his young side will have learned a lot in defeat to Millwall in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Town took the lead just before the hour mark at Kenilworth Road through a Shaun Hutchinson own goal, but were pegged back as Lions substitute Fred Onyedinma fired in from close range.

Two goals from Harry Smith in the last ten minutes secured the victory for the visitors, as Town were defeated for the first time in this season’s competition.

Jones wasn’t too disheartened by his team’s performance though, as he believes a number of his players will have taken a lot from the game.

He said: “I am disappointed to lose the game, but it has been a great learning curve for a few of them out there. They have come up against a good League One side, who are very direct. They were big and powerful and a few of them learned a lesson today.


“I thought we were excellent in the first half. We played some good stuff and if we had a little bit more belief, we would have been better.

“After we took the lead we lacked a little bit of experience to see out the game. In terms of anytime they had a threat, they put it in our box. But that’s a big learning curve for our young players and I am pleased we have done that, over the three games it has been an excellent competition for us.”


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