Hatters defender Cody Drameh believes that “we need to finish on a high” in the remaining three Championship games ahead of the play-offs.
Speaking after the draw at Reading, the wing-back on loan from Leeds United said the game “was a bit disappointing today. I thought we could have played a bit better, especially in the first half where we were really sloppy. But as the manager (Rob Edwards) said, we’ve secured our play-off spot and we’re really happy with that. It’s 11 games unbeaten, so there’s a lot of positives today.
“We’ve got such high standards for ourselves”, said Drameh. “It showed a lot of character today to come back into the game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the win, but we came back and showed a lot of spirit. The manager said to just keep our form going, we’re peaking at the right time in the season so we need to keep that unbeaten run going.”
Since Drameh came into the side in January, the Hatters have conceded from open play in just one game out of their last 16. Andy Carroll’s towering header from a corner opened the scoring and Drameh believes the Hatters need to “keep improving” on their impressive defensive record.
“Some of the lads were saying, once he (Carroll) gets a run-up, then there’s not really much you can do. It was a bit unfortunate to concede that type of goal, but we have to just keep improving, look at the analysis and get better from it.”
Hatters top-scorer Carlton Morris found a late equaliser and Drameh believes the confidence within the squad contributed to finding that goal.
“I think we’re all confident in our ability and we should have been playing better, we have high standards and we just had to keep going to get the goal.
“We would have loved to be closer to the automatic spots”, Drameh said regarding the promotion chase. “We just have to keep the momentum going, keep the run going and hopefully go all the way. It’s going to be tough for all the teams that are in the play-offs but we need to keep doing our simple things, keep the grit, keep the togetherness and just keep going.”
Drameh believes his loan spell at Kenilworth Road so far has been “great” and has provided him time on the pitch and new experiences.
“It’s been great. Some of the fans reactions are really nice to see and the team have welcomed me in really well as well as the supporters, so thank you to them. I just needed minutes and experience, playing with these types of players, playing with the manager, it’s been great for my development.”