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Watch | Nathan Jones' pre-Sheffield Wednesday press conference

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25 February 2021

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Manager Nathan Jones is keen for his side to get back to winning ways following Tuesday’s frustrating draw against Millwall.

The Hatters’ slender lead was cancelled out in the 95th minute by George Evans, meaning Town – who have been used to great home form over the last couple of seasons – are now four matches without a win at Kenilworth Road in the Sky Bet Championship.

“We want to win and climb the league,” said the manager in this afternoon’s press conference.

“We don’t want to be looking down. We want to be looking up. We’ve had that mentality all year, but it’s time for everyone to just calm a little bit and get behind stuff. 

“There’s been a lot of negativity over the other night. I haven’t seen many of the positives. Let’s settle down and let’s go into the game and be ready, physically and mentally, and then let’s hope we get a win.”

The gaffer has plenty of options for Saturday’s match against Sheffield Wednesday, having turned to the likes of Joe Morrell in midweek – who impressed on his first start since December.

“Joe does what he does well, he can control the game and give you that security in possession. Other stuff he needs to work on, so he becomes a top Championship player, but what he’s here for he does give us. He played very, very well and he’s a great character.

“He’s kept himself right on tip top form in terms of conditioning, he’s had a few injuries which have curtailed his rhythm, but we brought him here to do certain things and he’s doing them."

The Gaffer also turned to Elijah Adebayo, who repaid him with a goal on his first start for the club, but Jones insists that pressure shouldn’t be put on the youngster’s shoulders too soon.

“Without being disrespectful, where he’s come from, to step up to the Championship level is going to take time," said Jones.

“I think it was necessary to do it (make changes against Millwall) because we’ve had a lot of players that have done fantastically well for this football club, for the duration of the time that they’ve been here. 

“At the minute, they’ve played a lot of games, they’re tired, they’re not looking fresh and we had to freshen stuff up. But let’s not forget how well those players have done for this football club.”

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