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NATHAN JONES ON THE 4-0 WIN OVER WEST HAM UNDER-21S

5 December 2017

Town boss Nathan Jones labelled the 4-0 win over West Ham Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy a 'good night for the club' as the Hatters reached the second knockout stage of the competition.

Lawson D'Ath opened the scoring with a fine header from Luke Gambin's cross, before Aaron Jarvis half-volleyed home in spectacular fashion for the Town's second.

Kavan Cotter then fired past Nathan Trott from the edge of the box before Jordan Cook rounded off the scoring when he closed down Trott's attempted clearance, deflecting it into the back of the net.

Jones said: "I am pleased with the result, they have some wonderful footballers, but I thought we were professional tonight. At times we didn't defend as well as we could have.

"But to make 11 changes, to give players a chance – most of ours were under-21s as well. Against a Premier League side to beat them 4-0 was very good. I am pleased with Cookie, I thought he was was excellent all night, Jarvis took his goal fantastically well and young Cotter scored as well. It's a good night for the club. We have been able to make 11 changes and still win a game 4-0.

"We go about these games in the right way and we see what test we are going to get. I thought at times we were very good. We managed the game well, we knew they were a good footballing side, they want to press you.

"We changed slightly in our approach and we got in from that. I thought we scored three good goals and one that we earmarked if they want to be very expansive and the keeper wants to play in his own six-yard box, then we will press them."


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