Jones reveals sacrifices made by Luton coaching staff to prepare for Blackburn win

Luton celebrate Reece Burke by going 2-0 against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday

Luton boss Nathan Jones has revealed the sacrifices he and the rest of Town’s coaching staff have made to ensure their side have every chance of beating Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

As the Hatters played Wednesday night, drawing 2-2 with Coventry City at Kenilworth Road, they were back in action three days later, entertaining the Ewood Park side at Kenilworth Road.

Seeking a first win in front of their own fans, Jones described the work that went into late into the night to ensure Town’s players were given everything they needed to eliminate the 2-0 winners against Blackburn, thanks to goals from Carlton Morris and Reece. Burke.

He said: “On Wednesday night we left here and five of us went to the training ground and we worked.

“We were watching Blackburn at 1am, to make sure on Thursday we could give them a good session and on Friday we were tactically right in the game to win a game.

“It’s the sacrifice that people don’t see.

“Chris Cohen, Alan Sheehan, Pete Booker, Kevin Pilkington, we were all there watching games to be ready, and that’s what people don’t see.

“People think we go home and have a drink, I’ve been away from my family, I’ve been away from so many things and it’s the sacrifices our staff make to get results.

“So a lot has been invested in this win and now they have a few days off before coming back with a tough game at Hull.”

Although he eventually got a campaign-opening win in front of his own fans, and on a run of just one defeat from six matches, with three wins and two draws, Jones felt it was still the right one. moment to take an international break, as he continued: “No, I think we need it.

“They made a big change, we wanted to finish strong, and we did.

“It would have been a travesty if we had drawn today or lost, and really come in.

“It was important that we won today, to give us some breathing room, so that we could build and gain momentum, because we are a good team and we know that and we showed that here.

“In the middle of the week we were taken down very badly by a terrible position, otherwise we would have been sitting here now in a better position, as with the other games.

“So I’m really happy, because it comes at a good time because it gives everyone a break.”

After a difficult start to the season, as they went five matches without a win, Town’s recent form has seen them climb to 11th in the table, just two points clear of the play-offs with 10 matches completed.

Jones added: “We are in a relatively good position.

“We are four points in a week, which is important to do after suffering defeat and dominating the game for 80 minutes (against Wigan).

“So we just have to keep our feet on the ground, keep working hard and keep achieving what we’re really good at.

“Because when we’re good and we’re tough and to be fair to their manager (Jon Dahl Tomasson) he comes here, he’s got a wonderful style of play, he’s complimented us on the way we’re playing and I’m really happy with how we did.

“I’m really proud and it’s good to start the international break with a win.”