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Gallery | Nathan Jones' 250 games in pictures!

25 November 2021

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Tuesday's match against Nottingham Forest marked Nathan Jones' 250th game in charge of Luton Town!

On January 6th, Jones took charge of the club after leaving his role at Brighton and Hove Albion and helped the Town to promotion from League Two, taking charge of 170 matches before leaving for Stoke City. 

In his second spell, he helped execute the Great Escape as the Hatters maintained their Sky Bet Championship status, before solidifying their position in the division during the following season. 

Nathan Jones on managing 250 Luton matches:

“If you told me when I was 16 that I would have 23 years as a professional footballer and then reach near 300 games as a manager but 250 for this great club, I would have bitten your hand off.

 

To do 250 games as a manager is a very proud moment at one club. To do it at this club is fantastic because they’ve had some really good managers here and I go in with quite an illustrious list of managers but I’m very proud and proud of the club that they’ve trusted me enough with being able to coach the team.”

Check out the best pictures from memorable matches throughout his time at the club so far...

 

First game vs Cambridge United - 16th January 2016

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Jones began his reign as Luton Town boss with a goalless draw against Cambridge United at Kenilworth Road. He took over with the side 17th in League Two.

 

First win vs Mansfield Town - 23rd January 2016 

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Paddy McCourt and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu helped Jones to his first win a week later away at Mansfield Town.

 

Top of the league! Exeter City 1-4 Luton Town - 17th October 2017

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An emphatic away victory at Exeter City lifted the Hatters to the top of League Two for the first time during the promotion-winning campaign.

 

Sealing promotion! Carlisle United 1-1 Luton Town - 21st April 2018 

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The Hatters gained promotion to League One after securing the point they needed away at Carlisle. Olly Lee produced the vital moment in the second half as Town ended a 10-year spell outside the top three tiers.

 

Pandemonium! Walsall 2-2 Luton Town - 29th December 2018 

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At the recent 'Meet the Manager' event, Nathan revealed: "I was at my most mental at Walsall away in League 1. I went mad at them at half time because I felt we lost our humility and we don't do that here."

Behind at the break, Town rescued a late, late point courtesy of Kazenga LuaLua's strike which extended their unbeaten run at the time to 12 matches. 

 

Nathan returns - 28th May 2020 

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Following Graeme Jones' departure during the lockdown period, Nathan returned for his second spell as manager of the club with the challenge of keeping the Town in the second tier. 

 

Back on the sideline. Luton Town 1-1 Preston North End - 20th June 2020

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Callum McManaman rescued a late point as play resumed after the COVID-19 pandemic halted all sports. After this match, the Hatters were five points away from safety...

 

The Great Escape! Luton Town 3-2 Blackburn Rovers - 22nd July 2020

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The miraculous recovery was completed on the final day of the campaign, as the Hatters were victorious in a five-goal thriller against Blackburn Rovers!

 

Bullseye! Preston North End 0-1 Luton Town - 20th March 2021

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The Hatters reached the 50-point mark last season with a first win at Deepdale since 1972.

 

Derby Day delight! Luton Town 1-0 Watford - 17th April 2021

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James Collins wrote himself into the Luton Town history books with a late penalty to beat Watford, with his first touch after coming off the bench!

 

250th match - Nottingham Forest 0-0 Luton Town - 23rd November 2021

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The Hatters earned a point at the City Ground in midweek on a night where they could and maybe should have taken all three with them.

 

250 matches - 117 wins - 69 draws - 64 losses 


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