"The proof is in the pudding" - Luton Town boss demanding Hatters response against Leeds United

Leeds United make the trip to Luton Town on Saturday afternoon in the Championship

By Joe Urquhart
Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 8:00 am
Luton Town head coach Graeme Jones.
Luton Town head coach Graeme Jones.

Luton Town head coach Graeme Jones is demanding a response from his side against Leeds United this afternoon.

The Hatters have endured a difficult run of form having picked up just one win in their last six outings in the Championship which has left them 21st in the table.

Jones saw his side on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat to Reading ahead of the international break and says he has spent the time away from match action drilling his players on the training pitch.

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Luton sit just one spot above the drop zone ahead of the Whites visit to Kenilworth Road this afternoon, and Jones admits there is no better motivation than a game against of Marcelo Bielsa's side to put things right.

“I don’t think it will be difficult to get a response," he said.

"You’ve got no greater stimulation than Leeds coming to Kenilworth Road and we need to respond. Reading really is the only game you can throw at us, before that you can’t really throw a lot at us this season.

“We have come through a tough period of work so they have obviously got enough volume under their belt to change results.

"They lead controlled enough lifestyles to sustain it because we have certainly pushed them, but again, I can speak all I want – the proof is in the pudding (against Leeds).”

Asked whether he thought the short break was a good thing for his squad, he added: "I think it came at a good time because we’ve really worked hard certainly in the physical area, the technical area and definitely tactically.

“Mentally I think we are better, so I think the international break came at a good time, this time.

"The August one came at a bad time so we have used it, we’ve had a lot of sessions so I’m expecting to see some development.”