Luton Town kept up their relentless charge towards the Championship with another win this weekend, coming out on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline against Fleetwood Town.
The result left them six points clear of second placed Barnsley, albeit having played a game more, but 12 ahead of Sunderland in fourth place. It continued a remarkable run of form for the Hatters, who have won six matches on the bounce.
They’ve lost just one in all competitions since the middle of November and are unbeaten in 20 league matches stretching back to October.
2-1 flattered the home side somewhat, their consolation came in injury time after Luton commanded proceedings, winning courtesy of Pelly Ruddock and George Moncur. Joey Barton felt his team were ‘arguably the better side’, but they weren’t. Not at all.
The Hatters promotion destiny is now in their own hands so, with 13 fixtures left, we look at three things we clearly learnt about Luton Town this weekend.
There’s no Nathan Jones hangover
Since Jones left they’ve played six and won six, scored 16 goals and conceded just three. It’s been a remarkable run proving there’s absolutely no hangover from losing their talented young manager.
Mick Harford is a wily old soul, a football man with a playing career starting in the 1970s, but he’s proven to be just as astute and inspirational as a manager in the modern era.
George Moncur was astute business
Capturing Moncur was quite surprising in this window, he’d always impressed when given a chance at Barnsley and a few were surprised he was allowed to leave Oakwell for a rival.
He’s bagged four goals in six matches now and has clearly settled very quickly at Kenilworth Road
They’re not bothered about the teams below them
When you’re winning games, why bother about those below you? Mick Harford stated post-match that he’s not fussed about the teams underneath them, only on their own results and performances.
On the evidence of Saturday afternoon, they don’t have a lot to worry about this season.