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NATHAN JONES ON THE 0-0 DRAW WITH MORECAMBE

26 September 2017

Town boss Nathan Jones lamented his side’s performance in front of goal tonight as they weren’t able to make it four wins on the spin as they drew 0-0 at Morecambe.

Wins against Port Vale, Wycombe Wanderers and Chesterfield set the Town up to go on a solid win run, however they were unable to break down the Shrimps’ defence.

On the flipside, it does mean the Hatters have now kept a clean sheet in half of their ten Sky Bet League Two fixtures this season - and three in the last four matches.

Jones said: “I was pleased for the most of the night with our performance. I thought we started very well in terms of we had a real intensity about us. We got in some great areas consistently – we tested the keeper early, but we probably lacked just a little bit of cutting edge.

“They could have nicked it late on, they came into it late on and could have nicked it with the through balls across the box.

“I thought for an away performance we moved the ball nicely. We got it into our front men, our front men were a handful all night, we probably just lacked a little bit of cutting edge.

"We got in so many good areas especially on the right-hand side, we just couldn’t pick anyone out, we didn’t have anyone running across the near post. We didn’t have anyone getting on the end of anything which probably cost us. We had enough opportunities in their box.

“I thought we were right at it for an away side. We were on the front foot, we were relentless in terms of our play. We got in, we had a counter-attacking threat as well. I am just disappointed with our quality in the final third.

“I’ll have to look at it again now, I have just seen them now and whether it was that we didn’t pick anyone out or the runs weren’t good enough, but it seemed to me we had about 20 opportunities of getting the ball in the box and getting into areas where we just couldn’t pick anybody out. We just had to pick one person out and we just didn’t do that.

“It’s the only disappointing thing really, we have come away with a clean sheet, we have defended well for most of the night, so it’s hard to be too disappointed. Obviously we will be because we would have liked to have gone four on the bounce.”  


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