Jones: We owe Hatters fans a performance

Hatters boss Nathan Jones
Hatters boss Nathan Jones
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Luton Town boss Nathan Jones is well aware his side need to deliver a performance when Hartlepool head to Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

The Hatters chief is yet to witness a win on home soil, with his two victories coming away on the road, while he is determined to see a response after last weekend’s 4-1 hammering at AFC Wimbledon.

“We’re not afraid to play at home, if anything, a lot of the players relish it.”

Jack Marriott

Jones said: “We have to give the fans a performance.

“I don’t like saying apologise to the fans as I think we’ve given them a positive start.

“But I can assure them that we’re as disappointed as they are, if not more so and we’ll be working to put that right, I promise you that.”

The Luton chief didn’t feel there was any extra pressure playing at Kenilworth Road either, despite Hatters recording a meagre three league wins from 15 games so far.

He continued: “We want to play at home, we love playing at home, there’s no pressure and we want to be brave.

“Bravery’s not just running through a brick wall, bravery is to play, to want it, to get on it, when people want to press you and take your livelihood away.

“These players have no fear of playing at home, I’ve got no fear of playing at home.

“I want a crowd that gets behind us, I want a crowd that’s happy and sees where we want to go.

“Because we’ll become a good side, how quickly, if we all chip in, we might get there quicker.”

Striker Jack Marriott echoed his manager’s view too that the players didn’t have a fear factor about going out in in front of their own fans.

He said: “We’re not afraid to play at home, if anything, a lot of the players relish it,

“That’s something we need to turn around though and start getting some wins at home and then the away form to continue. We’ve not been bad away from home at all, but we need to be better than we were on Saturday.”