Luton Town played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Blackpool yesterday afternoon, with Gary Madine’s penalty cancelling out Elijah Adebayo’s opener.
Luton’s towering forward opened the scoring inside two minutes when he cut inside and fired past Chris Maxwell in the Blackpool goal.
Madine equalised from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half when Dan Potts fouled CJ Hamilton inside the area.
Here, we take a look at three things we clearly learnt about the Hatters after their 1-1 draw against Blackpool…
Difficulties against a well-drilled Blackpool team
The Hatters certainly found things tough going against a Blackpool side who made things very difficult for the club currently trying to secure a play-off spot.
Blackpool have impressed under Neil Critchley this season, proving to be tough opposition for the majority of the Championship.
It was a continuation of this theme at Kenilworth Road yesterday afternoon, with the Seasiders playing some good football and the front two causing chaos.
Injuries continue to hamper the Hatters
Injuries have been a big problem for Nathan Jones this season, and whilst they have dealt with the continued unavailability of key players very well, it is certainly a situation that Jones will want solved sooner rather than later.
Sonny Bradley became the latest name to join the casualty list, with the experienced defender coming off midway through the second half.
Jones will be hoping that he can see a few players return should the Hatters secure a play-off spot in what remains of this Championship season.
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One point closer
Hoping to secure all three points that could have guaranteed a top six finish this season, it was eventually a point that Jones and co were forced to settle for.
With the Hatters playing at 12:30, the 3:00 results appeared to play out in Luton’s favour, with Millwall, Middlesbrough and QPR all failing to take maximum points from their respective fixtures.
As a result, Luton are still edging closer to securing a play-off spot in what remains of what has been an excellent campaign thus far, and that could still have the perfect ending.