Marriott urged to become even more clinical

Jack Marriott saw this chance go just wide against Morecambe
Jack Marriott saw this chance go just wide against Morecambe

Hatters striker Jack Marriott has been urged to become even more clinical by Luton boss Nathan Jones.

The 21-year-old is Town’s second highest leading scorer this term with 11 goals to his name, including three in his last four matches.

“He’s a young player I knew a lot about anyway because he’s come up against me in the past, and we’re pleased to have him.”

Nathan Jones

After netting the winner against Morecambe on Tuesday night, Jones said: “He’s been in good form since I’ve come in, he’s got a few goals. We want him to continue that plus adding stuff to his game because he could have been even more clinical the other night if we’re going to bring an element of realism to it.

“Yes we’re buzzing that he got the winner, but he could have been even more clinical as he got into a lot of good areas.

“He’s a young player, a young player I knew a lot about anyway because he’s come up against me in the past, so I know him and we’re pleased to have him.”

The chance Jones was referring too came in the first half where a slightly heavy first touch took Marriott away from goal.

Although he did get a shot away, which flashed inches past the post, Marriott himself expected better from the opportunity.

He said: “I’m frustrated that I didn’t score. I probably took my touch a little bit wide, gave myself a bit too much to do, but I still expect to score there.

“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment though. I’ve played in a couple of different positions, but wherever I’m played I feel I can do a job for the team and adding goals to that is also very pleasing.

“Whatever the partnership is (upfront) you trust in the manager that it’s the right one, and just do as best you can for it.”