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NATHAN JONES ON THE 4-0 WIN OVER YEOVIL TOWN

4 March 2017

The Hatters moved into fourth place with the win

Hatters boss Nathan Jones praised his team’s “magnificent” performance as they ran out 4-0 winners at Yeovil Town.

The Town took an early lead when Vassell was brought down in the Glovers’ penalty area, with Danny Hylton converting the resulting spot-kick.

The forward doubled his tally when he rounded keeper Artur Kyrsiak and fired home just after the half-hour, before Glen Rea’s header and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu’s powerful strike sealed the win for Jones’ side in the second half.

Results elsewhere favoured the Hatters, as they climbed up into fourth place in Sky Bet League Two, courtesy of an away win for Crewe Alexandra at Portsmouth, as well as moving within a point of third-placed Carlisle United as they slipped to a 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle.

Jones said: “I am delighted in everything we did. Apart from one or two balls into our box where they are a physical threat, I thought we were very professional in everything we did.

“We started very, very quickly. We started with a real press about us and a real energy. Our front two were just relentless.

“Two-nil can be a tricky lead, but I thought second half we were so professional and we got the goal from a set-piece, which we don’t normally do. I thought we were magnificent today, a great away performance.”

On the Hatters’ last trip to Somerset, before Jones took charge, they also took a 2-0 lead in the first-half only to lose 3-2.

“I can’t affect what happened last year,” said Jones. “Now when we are 2-0 up we don’t tend to lose. We have a strength about us, we have a physicality, we have an energy about us.

“We are never satisfied with 2-0. We went into that lead quite quickly and comfortably without playing particularly fluent.

“What we have now is a threat and sides can do what they want against us. They can press, they can drop off. We have solutions now.”


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