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Edwards | "We should be talking about a positive result"

16 September 2023

Club News

Edwards | "We should be talking about a positive result"

16 September 2023

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Manager Rob Edwards felt the Hatters deserved something from the trip to Fulham this afternoon, when Carlos Vinicius’ 65th-minute goal proved the only difference between the sides.

The Hatters hit the woodwork through Jacob Brown in a first half in which Carlton Morris was denied a penalty when impeded off the ball at a free-kick, then saw Amari’i Bell and skipper Tom Lockyer spurn opportunities after the break.

Despite a fourth successive defeat in the Premier League, Edwards felt there was clear progress once again from the 2-1 loss at home to West Ham before the international break.

“The supporters that were here were amazing again and they will have seen a really competitive game of football,” said Edwards. “We’ve had three really big chances in the game and a penalty decision go against us where we should have had one. We’ve had some really good moments where we should have taken something from the game.

“I thought tactically the boys were superb, we limited them to very, very little. Defensively we were very organised, we didn’t allow them to play through, round or over us at all, and we retained a real threat on the counter attack and looked very dangerous with our speed and quality in those moments.

“I genuinely believe we should be sitting here talking about a positive result and a really good day for us. What I have seen is – and I keep using the word – progression, and I have seen a better performance to West Ham a couple of weeks ago.

“We’ve got to take that forward now, dust ourselves down. We are going to be disappointed, but we’ve got to keep believing in the work we are doing.

“We are working extremely hard to keep improving. I think in all four of the games now we have improved, we have got better. This is not an easy place to go. Nowhere in the Premier League is easy, and I really do believe we should have taken something from the game.”

Watch the full analysis from Edwards on YouTube.


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