Jones concerned over Town's lack of goals

Hatters boss Nathan Jones is aware he needs to address his side's lack of goalscoring, after Town fired yet another blank at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 11:44 am
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 11:46 am
Luton boss Nathan Jones

Since taking over, although Jones has masterminded a much improved style of play, culminating in a run of five wins from six games, finding the net has remained an issue.

They are yet to score a first half goal in front of their own fans since December 12, a sequence now spanning eight games, while have failed to score in four matches at home, netting just 14 goals in 14 games overall.

Jones said: “I definitely think we create enough, we work on set plays, put enough good delivery in and don’t score enough from set plays.

Jack Marriott saw this one-on-one chance saved by Jamie Jones

“We haven’t scored enough from free play but we create enough, it’s just that individual bit of quality, and something we need to address.

“We expect when we have good chances to put them away and be clinical, we haven’t been clinical in our last two home games.

“Against Crawley the amount of chances we had and opportunities, where we’ve had the best chances, but it just wasn’t to be, we weren’t clinical enough.”

One player who was signed to help with the goals for tally was Charlton youngster Joe Pigott, but he hasn’t found the net in any of his nine appearances so far.

Jack Marriott saw this one-on-one chance saved by Jamie Jones

The 22-year-old showed no signs of ending that drought against Stevenage either and was substituted after the hour mark along with Paddy McCourt too, as Jones continued: “We feel that if we had done things right then we probably would have controlled possession and had more opportunities.

“Joe’s a goalscorer, well I believe Joe’s a goalscorer, I’ve worked with Joe and he’s been a goalscorer, he’s not actually proving that at the minute, so we’ll have to look at that.

“Paddy’s our most creative player but he didn’t get in the game and I can’t say we weren’t able to get him in the game, I’m not going to say that, because you’ve got to get yourself in the game.

“That’s why we made two early changes, I felt we needed a bit of energy, the subs that came on did okay.

“Pelly Ruddock came on and did very vey well, he showed a bit of enevery, fair play to the kid, it was probably a little bit harsh not to play, but we felt we needed something.

“That cost us though as we huffed and puffed, and it was a real lacklustre performance.”