Hatters chief would rather face a side on a knife-edge than 'dangerous' Rovers

Town boss definitely not taking Tony Mowbray's Blackburn for granted

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:58 am
Luton chief Nathan Jones

Luton chief Nathan Jones conceded he would have rather been pitted against a side with something to play for rather than a ‘dangerous’ outfit like Blackburn Rovers this evening.

The Hatter go into the match knowing a win will surely secure their Championship status, unless a host of unlikely results go against them.

The other sides in trouble all face teams at the top end of the division, with bottom club Hull at play-off chasing Cardfiff City and second bottom Barnsley going to automatic promotion hopefuls Brentford.

Fourth bottom Charlton head to champions Leeds United, with Wigan Athletic, due to be deducted 12 points following tonight's game, entertain Fulham, still in with a chance of finishing second.

Birmingham and Middlesbrough go up against Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday respectively, whereas Tony Mowbray’s charges have purely pride to play for, sitting in 10th place, seven points adrift of the top six.

On having what on paper would look like the easier of the final day fixtures Jones said: “I don’t see it like that.

“If I’m honest, I would probably rather play someone that were on a knife-edge like we are as I think a lot could happen.

“Blackburn could play with freedom, they could come here and go either one or two ways, so I’m not sure, I can’t second guess what Blackburn are going to do.

“One thing you do know with the other teams, the other teams they’re playing have to win, so they both have to win and in those games, a lot can happen.

“I’m not sure Blackburn are coming here with that nervousness and that makes them a dangerous side.”