Town boss felt a point was fair at Oxford

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still was satisfied his side extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 1-1 draw at Oxford on Saturday.

Jayden Stockley had put Luton in front with his first goal for club, turning in Shaun Whalley’s shot, but the hosts hit back just before half time when Johnny Mullins netted a leveller.

Still said: “It was a fair result. I thought around the time we scored, we took the ascendancy and I was pleased with that, perhaps disappointed with the goal we conceded, but they kept it in there, fair play to them.

“The second half they started quick. Gradually we grew into it and changed our shape a little bit as I thought that was the right thing to do.

“We grew into it and finished strong, so I think both sides will be pleased with the result.”

The boss was pleased to see AFC Bournemouth forward Stockley get off the mark in his fifth game for Luton, while he also saw Alex Wall and Nathan Oduwa impress in second half cameos, with Wall almost netting a late winner.

Still added: “He (Stockley) worked his absolute socks off, but I just thought we’d try something different and went with two up front.

“Alex gives us that unorthodox bit and gives us what he does with the free kick, he’s got that in his locker.

“So when we changed our shape, we probably got more into the game and pressed them back.

“The two new players we brought in (Oduwa and Ryan Hall), will get better and fitter, plus the ones behind who are getting fitter.

“Hopefully we can get a bit more fitness into Pelly (Ruddock Mpanzu), into Gutts (Luke Guttridge), into Alex Lawless and if we can do that, that will make us a little bit stronger.”

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