Nathan Jones shared his thoughts ahead of the Hatters match against Crawley Town
Hatters boss Nathan Jones is confident his side will bounce back against Crawley Town this Saturday after last week’s disappointing first home league defeat of the season at the hands of Grimsby.
The Hatters lost 2-1 to the Mariners in what was an out of character performance from Jones’ side, as they struggled to assert any real dominance on the game.
It was in stark contrast to the week before, when the Town gave what the manager described as the best performance of his tenure in a 4-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.
Speaking at today’s Press call at Ely Way, Jones said: “We were a million miles from where we needed to be against Grimsby, which is disappointing after the week before, so we have to try and strive for consistency in our performance.
“We don’t get carried away. We were very good against Wycombe and we know that. We were equally as bad against Grimsby. That’s not to take anything away from them, we just didn’t do any of the things we like to do.”
Top scorer Danny Hylton had to go off at half-time against the Cleethorpes-based side after he sustained an injury to his face, which Jones said shouldn’t rule the striker out of the trip to Sussex.
“He cracked a bone in his cheek, but it’s good news in terms of nothing is needed – he doesn’t need surgery or anything,” said Jones. “We have had him back in training and he is fine.
“I asked him to take it easy in training, but he didn’t. He doesn’t really know how to do that!”
The Hatters face Crawley this Saturday at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, with the home side currently sat in 18th with eight points.
The Reds have lacked any sort of consistency in terms of results, but this is something Jones puts down to them having a fresh group of players still getting used to a new manager in the former Chelsea coach Dermot Drummy.
“Their results have been mixed, but they have got a new manager in there with a lot of new players, it’ll take them time to settle down,” said Jones. “I think they are a dangerous side and we are wary of that, but we will be prepared for it.”
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Crawley Town offered this advice to travelling supporters: "We would like to offer Luton supporters the opportunity to visit our Redz Bar (situated by our South Stand) before the match. This is open to home and away supporters and offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and light refreshments.
"For car parking, we kindly ask that any disabled supporter requiring car parking contacts us direct prior to their arrival. We do have a very limited number of car park spaces for sale on the day of the game and this is on a first come first serve basis. Cars are priced at £5 per vehicle. If Supporter Minibuses/Coaches are booked in with the Club by 5.00 pm on the Thursday before the match they will be free of charge. If not they will be charged at £20.00 per minibus/coach.”