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The main talking points from Jones’ Luton Town press conference ahead of Stoke City clash



Luton Town face rivals Stoke City at Kenilworth Road on Saturday as they look to make it four wins in their last five. 

The Hatters pulled off a shock 2-1 victory against promotion-chasers Brentford in midweek and are now just four points from safety.

Confidence will likely be high for Luton as they welcome fellow Championship strugglers Stoke, who are four places and five points above them in the table, to Kenilworth Road.

Jones spoke to the press after the win against the Bees in midweek, here are the main talking points…

On the Brentford win

Speaking to Luton Today, Jones described the clash at Kenilworth Road as “a high-level football match” and called his side “magnificent”.

He highlighted the “intelligence of the press” and heaped particular praise on Harry Cornick, James Collins and Luke Berry.

On Stoke City

Luton welcome Stoke to Kenilworth Road on Saturday, who are one of the club’s main rivals as well as another side battling relegation.

Jones played down suggestions that the rivalry would come into his side’s thoughts and said they were just focussing on keeping their quality high.

He said: “It’s just next game for us.

“I said to the boys, I’m not bothered about that, it’s just another opponent.

“It’s about our standards, it’s about reproducing our standards and being competitive in the game.”

“Can we get even better? And if we do, it’s irrelevant who we play, we’ll take points.”

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On staying up 

Luton remain bottom of the Championship and are just four points adrift of safety but have made ground on the teams around them due to their recent form.

Jones said his side had an “11-game season now” and suggested that though 40 points were enough to stay up last season, more would be needed this year.

Asked what they needed to stay up, he said: “I haven’t got a clue, 11 wins would be great, that would be enough.

“It would be nice to win every game, but you know the Championship, West Brom don’t win every game, Leeds don’t win every game.

“So we just need to enjoy tonight (Tuesday) and then take Saturday as it comes.”

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