Hatters finished November ahead of schedule after nine point week

Harry Cornick is crowded out against Crewe
Harry Cornick is crowded out against Crewe

Hatters boss Nathan Jones revealed that his side finished ahead of their targets for November after beating Crewe Alexandra 2-1 at the weekend.

The victory ensured Luton picked up 10 points for the month, after drawing with Cheltenham before defeating Cambridge and Carlisle United.

The most difficult game we felt, which is ironic and I don’t mean this disrespectfully to anyone, was Cheltenham, as we knew what they’re like.

Nathan Jones

After goals from Danny Hylton and Luke Berry sealed three wins in a week, speaking about on his side’s ambitions for the month, Jones said: “Nine (points), this was nine this month, as we felt we were going to go for four wins, but we could come unstuck.

“The most difficult game we felt, which is ironic and I don’t mean this disrespectfully to anyone, was Cheltenham, as we knew what they’re like.

“I don’t like going to Cheltenham, I really don’t, and they felt that was going to be the one.

“We got a point there which now proves to be a fantastic point, even though if it weren’t for a minute and a half we’d have taken 12 from the month.

“But we had a fantastic point and then to come back with three wins in a week, it’s a real good month, a real, real good month.”

Striker Hylton, who grabbed a 12th of the season which ensured Luton remain top of the table on goal difference from Notts County, was also thrilled by his side’s efforts, saying: “It was a tough game, it finishes off a great week for us, as we haven’t had a nine point week the gaffer was saying since he’s come in.

“So that was our aim, it’s great to do that. Fair play to Crewe, they made it really hard, it was tough conditions, quite a physical game, they were highly motivated and they were trying hard and made it tough for us.

“But eventually our quality came through. We managed to score a goal and then two quick goals killed the game really, until John’s (Mullins) unfortunately put the ball in the net and we’ve managed to see the game out.”

Luton could have gone two points clear of their closest rivals County but for the Magpies’ last-minute winner against Colchester, although Jones wasn’t fussed by his promotion rivals results.

He added: “We want to win regardless of what Notts County, or Accrington, or Exeter, or Mansfield, or Wycombe, or anyone does.

“We want to win for Luton Town, not for anyone else.

“Credit to Notts County, you say they’ve been lucky, but they might have been unlucky to conceded an 89th minute goal, so they’ve kept going to the end and credit to them.

“It’s a tough league at the minute and there’s some teams in real good form.

“We stay at the top because of the goal difference we have, we’re in good form and that’s all we can be worried about.

“Exeter have had a good win again, but as long as we keep doing what we want to do, then that will be fine.

“If I’m happy with how we play then I’m sure we’ll be fine.”