Hatters midfielder Glen Rea scored his third goal of the season against Middlesbrough yesterday but was ultimately disappointed victory proved elusive at the end of the 90 minutes.
After Rea helped Town take the lead, Middlesbrough almost instantly hit back through top scorer Duncan Watmore. James Collins had a second half penalty saved as Nathan Jones’ side were forced to settle for a draw, but the midfielder was keen to focus on the positives ahead of the last two games of the season.
“I felt we did well and we had chances to score,” Rea began when speaking to the local press post-match. “The goal was pretty sloppy but overall we are happy. We are trying to finish the season as strong as we can, we wanted a win today obviously, but it didn’t happen, so we just move on to Tuesday.
“We want to strive for more and if we keep improving every year then who knows what is going to happen because we have improved again in the last year and if we keep doing that, keep getting points, then who knows where we can end up. I have said it before and I will keep reiterating it, I think this is a club on the up and it is a great place to be."
Whilst the finish itself was a routine one for the midfielder, Rea was delighted he was there to score for the third time this season!
“It was a great save from the ‘keeper. Great header, unbelievable save how he managed to keep it out really but then it has bounced down and a few of us could have tapped it in. It was nice I was there personally to tap it in!
“It would be nicer if the fans were here because I would be in there with them! It is nice to get a goal obviously but there isn’t a personal thing with the goals, whoever scores the goal scores, we’re all trying to do the best for the team at the end of the day.”
The draw extended Town’s unbeaten run to five matches in the Sky Bet Championship and Rea is keen to continue this rich vein of form heading into the last two fixtures.
“They are two massive games for us. We want to win both of those games. QPR is a rivalry for the club and we are going to go there and try and win the game, like we are going to try and win the game on Tuesday night. I know they are fighting for their lives but we have our own agenda to stick to and that is what we are going to do.”