Luton Town manager Graeme Jones was delighted with his side’s reaction after two goalkeeping errors meant that his Hatters side fell to defeat at Derby County.
Simon Sluga miscontrolled Matty Pearson’s backpass in the first half, before the keeper was unable to deal with Tom Lawrence’s cross that looped over him and into the back net.
The Hatters never gave up throughout the game and continuously pushed to find an equaliser whilst the score was just 1-0.
Jones was delighted with his sides attitude and endeavour, and he was pleased that the mistakes didn’t affect the team or their style for the remainder of the match.
Speaking to Luton Today, Jones said: “I was delighted with my players’ reaction, absolutely delighted.
“I’ve been around teams that, that’s them done, they’ll blame the goalkeeper at that point for what’s happened.
“Our boys, we need to have massive respect for our lads.
“They rolled their sleeves up, they were upset, but they didn’t let it affect them, they stuck to the plan, and they did their job.
“The 13 outfield players did everything I asked of them, just a couple of individual errors with no margin of error lets you down and that’s why the score was 2-0.”
It was a really disappointing day for Luton, purely because they played well but two individual mistakes meant that they came away from Pride Park with nothing.
They’ll be hoping that will change in the next fixtures after the international break and that the Hatters can get some more points under their belts.
Jones is right, they were very good in the way they responded to the mistakes, and that will have given the manager confidence on the sideline that his team is good enough to compete in this division and bounce back from anything that is thrown their way.