Manager Rob Edwards praised his team for their efforts in a hard-fought draw against play-off contenders Millwall this afternoon.
Chances were sparse in a cagey match at The Den but the point and 18th clean sheet of the season propelled the Hatters up into third place, having extended their league unbeaten run to nine matches.
“It was a very challenging game,” the boss admitted to BBC Three Counties Radio. “We had to stand up to an aerial bombardment, lots of balls coming into the box, whether that was set-pieces, long throws, or very fast turnovers. Their forwards are great at reading that or anticipating that as the ball comes over the top.
“There was a lot of strong defending that we had to do in the box and I’m delighted with the way that we did that because we protected Ethan really well. What we lacked today was probably a bit of rhythm, it was really difficult to find the rhythm in the game because there was so many first and second balls.
“When we did get moments of control, we didn’t move well enough,” Edwards continued. “We moved the ball alright but we didn’t move them. The lads showed bags of character, it’s a really difficult place to come and to come away with a clean sheet, it’s a big point because it’s a really difficult place to come when they’re going for it as well. Full house, the crowd were at it, I thought it was a really good day for us.
“Another clean sheet is a real positive, bags of effort, some good performances but in a different way. Football isn’t always beautiful, you have to play different ways and find different ways but the opposition team are always going to try and play to their strengths and try and stop you doing what we do well.”