Tyler believes Town’s lack of quality was to blame

Mark Tyler

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Hatters keeper Mark Tyler felt a lack of genuine quality cost his side dear during their 1-0 defeat at Mansfield Town last night.

The visitors created one clear-cut chance all night when leading scorer Mark Cullen poked wide as they failed to seriously test Stags stopper Lenny Pidgeley.

A disappointed Tyler said: “I think it was a lack of quality that showed up front.

“We didn’t play the right ball, the crosses weren’t great.

“Cully is on fire at the moment. It’s a shame that didn’t go in because I think we deserved a draw. I don’t think we deserved to win though.”

Tyler himself was underworked throughout the evening too, beaten just once when from a Luton corner on 32 minutes, the hosts broke at speed as Rakish Bingham was left all alone to power home the winner.

The 37-year-old continued: “We’ve restricted them to one chance and they shouldn’t score from that, especially coming from our own corner.

“We’ll have to look at it on a DVD and make our judgements, you can’t concede a goal from that situation.

“That’s the way it’s going at the moment. I’ve had nothing to do in the last three or four games but we’re conceding goals so we’ll look to rectify that on the training ground.

“We’ve got to be no nonsense at the back, that’s why we don’t concede goals. The pitch was bobbly, but for both teams, so you have to get it forward as quickly as possible and they try to work a bit of magic, it just didn’t happen.”

Hatters have never won at Field Mill in their league history, but although that hadn’t been on Tyler’s mind, he was aware Luton had missed a great chance to climb back into the top three after seeing their 10-game unbeaten run ended.

He said: “I didn’t know that, but it’s like the York thing. We need to put that to bed as soon as possible.

“You don’t think about that when you go on to the pitch though, you go and try and win every game.

“We knew the opportunity that we had, we should have taken it, but the lack of quality showed and that’s what has been our downfall.

“It’s disappointing to have our run ended. We’ll go back to training on Thursday and go all guns blazing on Saturday.”

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