Jones thrilled by Palmer's stoppage time strike

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu in action against Blackpool
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu in action against Blackpool

Luton boss Nathan Jones couldn't hide his delight after Ollie Palmer's last-gasp winner saw his side end their five game winless run with a vital 1-0 win over Blackpool this afternoon.

The substitute pounced from close range after Luke Gambin's shot was spilled by visiting keeper Dean Lyness to net his second goal since arriving on loan from Leyton Orient, as Jones said: "We'll take them how they come but what a great way to win a game, for the fans, for everyone, last minute, it's difficult to come back.

"We still made it hard for ourselves by giving silly free kicks away and inviting pressure, but it only added to the drama and we don't mind a bit of drama.

"It hurts me when we don't pick up wins, we're always trying to be positive and I take the blame for that.

"I work 14 hours a day and think 'how can we get better? How can we do this?'

"It's relentless and I love it. So for those moments, when you get those 91st minute winners, that is why I do it.

"I can now get a good 10 hours where I can relax and then get back to grind again."

Jones celebrated the goal animatedly when it arrived and then led his side round the ground at the end, with his usual passionate end of match celebrations to Town supporters.

He added: "Sometimes I get carried away, but I'm like that as a person.

"I'm very impulsive in terms of what I do, but there's an element of relief to it too.

"There's also pride that my side kept going, my young side kept going and kept wanting to win the game. It's a great win and an important win as well."