Luton boss blasts Cook for a ‘lack of discipline’

Hatters boss Nathan Jones
Hatters boss Nathan Jones

Hatters boss Nathan Jones blasted midfielder Jordan Cook for a lack of discipline after he was sent off against Accrington Stanley yesterday.

Cook became the fifth Luton player to be dismissed already this term, as after picking up his first booking on 77 minutes, he then slid in recklessly on Matty Pearson just six minutes later, to earn a second, and the first red of his career.

That’s just a lack of discipline, which we will deal with because it’s happening too many times.

Nathan Jones

It meant the Hatters were left hanging on in the end to their 1-0 victory, as Stanley threw everything at them, with Jones saying: “The second one is just a lack of discipline, as when you’re on a booking, regardless if he felt the booking was just in the first case, you don’t go lunging in there, nowhere near your own goal.

“So that’s just a lack of discipline, which we will deal with because it’s happening too many times.

“I love Danny Hylton, I praise Danny Hylton, but it’s happened with him once too often, so we have to nip that in the bud.

“Pelly Ruddock last week, how it was a red card I don’t know. But we keep getting involved in stuff and picking up bookings for something.

“Now I’ll check it and whether the referee’s just wanted to hand out two quick yellows to diffuse the situation then that’s wrong as surely they’re there to officiate and arbitrate a game.

“But if it has been justified the first one, then the second one is just pure naivety, and we can’t have that.

“As he could have dropped his team right in it late on, only for a wonderful save from the best keeper in the league, preserved that and that would have been an absolute travesty if we had drawn that game.”