Sonny Bradley hailed Luton Town’s “good week” after they added another point to the three picked up in midweek with yesterday’s goalless draw at home to Huddersfield.
The Town captain believes the result consolidated the 5-0 win over Coventry, and demonstrated how far his side have come as a Championship club.
“I think first half we were the dominant team,” said the 30-year-old. “Huddersfield sat off trying to slow the game down. They were obviously well aware of what happened midweek against Coventry, they’d done their homework and done it well.
“We have had a lot of chances, one really good chance with Amari’i Bell and if that goes in, I think it’s a different game. Then they have to open up and change their style, and it’d change the full dynamic of the game.
“That didn’t happen and it stayed at 0-0. We just couldn’t get that goal today, but for me what I think is in the past in the Championship, in the last couple of seasons, we could possibly lose those games.
“I think it shows the maturity and the learning from the full squad that we’ve looked at it and we’ve realised, ‘Look, we might not be able to win today, but we definitely won’t end up losing it’. I think overall it’s a good point and we’ve had a good week.”
Asked if he and his team-mates would have taken four points from the two home games, Bradley replied: “I think we would, yes. Footballers are greedy, and we want as many points as we can. Six would have been lovely, after Wednesday.
“But I also think a week ago at Bournemouth, we deserved something from that game. It was a very good performance from us and we had the better of the chances. I think we’ve been the better team oevarll in all three games we’ve played this week.
“It’s four points, but it’s also two clean sheets as well, which we are happy with. That’s five for the season and we hope to build on it.”
The former Plymouth defender believes that opposition sides are coming to Kenilworth Road and showing the Hatters more respect this season, after their 12th place achievement last term had improved on the final day survival of the disrupted 2019-20 campaign.
“I think the first year in the Champ was always going to be difficult, with the step up,” he said. “I didn’t think we had as much experience in the squad, whereas now, the full eleven today has good pretty decent experience now in the Championship, and with players like Cameron Jerome and Henri Lansbury coming on, we’ve got real experience as well.
“You can clearly see today that we are getting more respect from teams, and certain teams that don’t want to show us that respect, and want to come here and want to have a game, like Coventry did on Wednesday, then potentially they could get caught out.
“Huddersfield came here today for the point, I think. That’s what it looked like, and in the end, they got what they wanted, so they’ll be happy. But for us, it’s a clean sheet and we’d like three, but we’ll take the point.”