Forward Jacob Brown insists the belief that runs through the Luton Town squad has not been dented by 1-0 defeat at Fulham.
Brown came closest to scoring for the Hatters on his first Premier League start, heading Issa Kabore’s cross against the post in the first half at Craven Cottage, before the same right-wing source presented Amari’i Bell and Tom Lockyer with opportunities after the break.
Town eventually succumbed to Cottagers’ substitute Carlos Vinicius’ close range effort midway through the second half, and Scotland international Brown said: “It’s disappointing again, but we are progressing more and more each week and we can take confidence from that.
“The first three games before the international break were really tough and obviously it’s a big step from last season, but we’ve been working really hard in training and you can see that in this performance.
“It was a really tight game and we’ve had bigger chances than them, and on another day it would have gone the other way.”
Clearly the players were disappointed not to have taken something from the game, but the 25-year-old added: “There is a massive belief in the changing room. Like we’ve just said in there, I think apart from the result, we couldn’t have asked for much more than that.
“We’ve done everything we worked on during the week, if my chance goes in obviously it’s a different scoreline. But yes, the belief is high and we’ve just got to go on to next week.”
Brown’s first top-flight starting appearance came after several impressive displays from the bench, as well as his full Town debut against Gillingham in the Carabao Cup last month, in which he also scored his first goal for the club.
He proved a threat supporting striker Carlton Morris from a wide attacking position on the right, and asked whether he felt he’d done enough to retain his place in the team, he added: “I thought I did well, but obviously every game is different.
“We don’t know what’s needed for the next game and even if you have done well, you might not be playing because there are a lot of games coming up and we just need what’s best for the next game.”