Jones: Luton fans will see the best of Addicks striker

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Hatters fans haven’t seen the best of on-loan Charlton Athletic striker Joe Pigott yet according to Luton boss Nathan Jones.

The 22-year-old is yet to score in his six appearances for Town since joining until the end of the campaign.

“Joe will get a goal and you’ve not seen the best of Joe yet because he’s had to play up there on his own.”

Nathan Jones

However, Jones, who had Pigott in his squad when U21s boss at the Valley, insists he has a big part to play during the run-in.

He said: “I know Joe will play a part in the last 12 games, I know he will, because of the quality he has, and what he brings to us.

“I know he’s a fantastic young player, a real, real good player. They haven’t seen it, but he was a bit unfit when he first came here, his loan from Southend ended and he went back to Charlton and only played a few development games.

“So he wasn’t really up to speed for League Two, but he’s getting there now. I believe in Joe, don’t worry about Joe he’ll be fine.”

Jones was close to bringing Pigott on against Morecambe on Tuesday night, as with the scores goalless, he was all ready to come off the bench.

However, once Jack Marriott netted his 11th of the campaign, Pigott took his place back on the bench and wasn’t called upon, as Jones added: “I know what he brings it us, it’s a quality, Joe will get a goal and you’ve not seen the best of Joe yet because he’s had to play up there on his own.

“He’s not a target man, he’s an excellent technical finisher. We thought the longer the game went on and the more pressure we had, Joe would give us that.

“But then when we got the goal, it’s a different mindset as we know what they would do, we still needed the runners so we kept the runners on and as it proved, we saw out the game.”