Cornick: I haven't contributed as much as I would have liked for the Hatters this season

Winger concedes a lack of goals has been hard to take

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:04 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:00 pm
Town attacker Harry Cornick

Luton attacker Harry Cornick has reflected on a tough second season in the Championship for the Hatters this term, revealing he hasn’t contributed as much as he would have liked.

The 26-year-old was one of the stars as Town stayed up last campaign in what was his first taste of life in the second tier, but feels he has yet to really hit those heights this time round.

Speaking to the Luton Town Supporters’ Trust podcast, Cornick said: “This season has been a tough year for me personally, I haven't played to the best of my ability and it's been a slow burner for me almost.

“I feel like I haven't contributed as much as I wanted to compared to last year.

“I think my role in the team has changed a little bit, I'm playing in a slightly different position, I'm less selfish almost within the team, which is the main thing and the team performance is my main concern.

"If I concentrate on that the accolades will come for myself, but for me personally it's been a bit of a slow year.

“I’ve improved so much (since joining) it’s quite interesting to look back at how much I've improved and the team has improved because as we improve we've moved up a division.

“Me improving and the team improving in League Two you don't see how much you’ve improved as you are testing yourself against League One, so you improve the same rate as the team.

"I think next year will be a really exciting year for Luton as a whole as we've gone from staying up on the last day, to fighting for a mid-table finish, and next year we'll be pushing on again and it's just how much the team can improve.”

After netting nine goals for the club last term, finishing as joint second top scorer with his most prolific campaign to date, Cornick is yet to find the net this term.

Although he is leading the way in terms of assists, with an impressive seven to his name, four more than last term, not breaking his own personal duck is something he freely admits has weighed on his mind at times.

With a game against local rivals Watford coming up tomorrow though, should he score then, the attacker believes all will be forgotten, continuing: "The no goals has been tough for me personally.

"It plays on your mind and you go into every game thinking about it, but as long as I'm helping the team and getting assists and creating chances and working hard for the team, that's the main thing.

“Hopefully they've all been saved up for Saturday's game and I think if I can score a few against Watford it will all be forgiven from the fans, they'll let me off for no goals this year.”

Although Cornick might not have quite had the season he was looking for on a personal level, he knows for the club it has been an excellent campaign.

Already two points better off than the tally they managed for the whole of last term, the Hatters can now look to finishing in mid-table, as opposed to fighting to stay up on the final day of the season.

He added: "It's been a great season for us, I think we've played some really good stuff and we've picked up more points than we thought would probably.

"If we're looking back at the start of the season, what our aims and goals were, staying up on the last day last year, this year we were thinking we wanted to stay in the league again and now we're thinking, can we get a top half finish?

"In terms of our performances we've done so well and we're only looking upwards as a club.

"We've got to look forward to next year, not already, but we've got to play these last few games like the start of next season and take it into next year.”