Hatters boss felt Adebayo was 'back at it' during Hull victory

Town forward Elijah AdebayoTown forward Elijah Adebayo
Town forward Elijah Adebayo
Town striker earns start after Woodrow pulled out injured

Town attacker Elijah Adebayo was showing signs of getting back to his best during Friday night’s 2-0 win at Hull City in the eyes of Luton boss Nathan Jones.

Having missed the Blackburn Rovers win before the international break with an injury, last season’s top scorer was recalled to the starting line-up after Cauley Woodrow pulled up in training during the week.

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Adebayo was inches away from a first goal of the campaign early on, when his clever half volley from Henri Lansbury's corner hit the underside of the bar, although struck home defender Alfie Jones and crossed the line to give Town a lead.

Upfront alongside Morris, Adebayo was also involved in Town’s second, receiving a pass out of the visitors defence to find his strike partner for a cross that he nodded back to Jordan Clark.

Once the midfielder’s shot was saved, the forward found James Bree whose delivery was cleared as far as Henri Lansbury to unleash a thunderbolt into the bottom corner.

After the break, he had less impact as Town stuck with what they had, but speaking afterwards, Jones said: “I thought he was excellent, back at it, pace, power, looked strong, him and Carlton up there are a threat.

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“When he gets real rhythm as well, it was a shame it didn’t go straight in as it was a goal he would have deserved, as he’s toiled and he’s been brilliant in this two week period.

“It was a real easy decision once Cauley went down as I just felt he was going to give us something.

“He was brilliant up here last year, got a goal, robbed, set up Harry (Cornick), was fantastic here last year and followed that up with another good performance.”

The result was enough to see Luton win a third straight away game in the Championship, and pick up successive victories for the first time this term, as Jones continued: “With the greatest of respect, Luton found that when they first came into the Championship, every point is so tough in the Championship.

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“It doesn’t matter what you do, sometimes it goes against you, sometimes team show real quality, sometimes you get decisions go against you, so you’ve got to get the points when you can.

“Three away wins is fantastic, at three tough place, Cardiff, Swansea and here.

“We’ve got real big away games coming up, but I’m just really pleased we’ve backed it up, back-to-back wins now, which is something we hadn’t done and something we needed to do, so I’m really pleased with the performance.”

With the match lifting Luton up to fifth in the table, although they dropped to ninth following Saturday’s fixtures, Jones added: “Nothing's won in September or October, so all we've got to do is make sure we keep our feet on the ground, keep grafting.

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“We’ve got another big game Tuesday (Huddersfield Town) against a team with a new manager so they’ll have an uplift and be more difficult.

“It’s one of those things, but we're just delighted with the win, we really are.”