Hatters assistant-manager Mick Harford was pleased with a fifth league clean sheet of the season but admits the team must improve in the final third after this evening’s 0-0 draw with Coventry City.
Both sides failed to create any real openings throughout the 90 minutes but Harford, the coaching staff and the players will take the positives from the performance at St Andrews Stadium.
“A point gained," Harford started. “Another one to the tally. We kept a clean sheet, which is a massive bonus and I thought overall we defended magnificently. I think throughout as a team, we defended very well.
“The game started really scrappy, free-kicks here, there and everywhere. I thought we grew into the first half and controlled the game towards the end of the first half.
"Second half more or less mirrored the first half, created the better chances, but as you say, come away from home and keep a clean sheet, we are delighted but we just need to improve in the final third, in terms of creating chances and getting in better positions."
Coventry and Luton alike mustered a shot on target each as Nathan Jones’ assistant agreed there wasn’t a lot in terms of attacking chances.
“James’ half-volley in the first half, where he never really got over the ball, and there were some great balls fizzed across the six-yard line and no one was on the end of it.
“It was just one of those nights, we got in good positions, but things just petered out and we gave the ball away cheaply. Overall, to come away from home to what I believe is a Coventry City team evolving in the Championship, like ourselves, it’s a tough game so overall we’re delighted with a point.”