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NATHAN JONES ON "UGLY" WIN OVER CRAWLEY TOWN

11 February 2017

The win puts the Hatters fourth in Sky Bet League Two

Town boss Nathan Jones praised his side for coming out on top in what he labelled an “ugly” 2-1 win over Crawley Town at Kenilworth Road.

The visitors took the lead after half-time when James Collins fired home from the edge of the Hatters box.

But a brace from Danny Hylton put the Town ahead and pushed his team up into fourth place in Sky Bet League Two, with Exeter and Wycombe both losing.

Speaking LutonTown.co.uk, Jones said: “Look, we were well below where we need to be, well below where we were on Tuesday night. But we came in at half-time and we’ve seen a couple of scores, I’ve just said ‘Look, we have got to win the game’.

“If we have to win ugly, we win ugly. And we did. I didn’t envisage us going behind before we had to do it.

“We pressed and pressed for the equaliser and then once we’d got the equaliser, it was looking like there was going to be only one winner until the last four or five minutes when they threw everything.

“It’s a great win for us, it’s an important win for us today and I am pleased with that.”

Hatters midfielder Jordan Cook was taken off on a stretcher in the first half, but the gaffer was pleased to report that his removal from the match was just precautionary.

“He had a bang to the neck and it’s a shame really as he has been in great form lately,” Jones continued. “It must have been [bad] because he stayed down, he’s a tough kid. So we hope he is fine, but he’s been taken away just for precautionary x-rays.”

Thankfully this was backed up soon after the final whistle when physio Simon Parsell received a call from Luton & Dunstable Hospital to say that the midfielder was being released with just soft tissue damage, but no lasting injury.


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