Tunnicliffe determined to put the work in as he aims to add more goals for Luton

Midfielder makes it two in two with winner at Nottingham Forest

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 7:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 7:58 am
Ryan Tunnicliffe wheels away after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday

Luton midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is putting the work in to try and add more goals to his game after netting a first of the season during Saturday’s stunning 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The 28-year-old’s goal was his second in 57 appearances for Luton and just the 10th of an 11 year career that started at Manchester United, spanning well over 250 matches.

He then backed that up with the winner at Nottingham Forest last night, breaking into the box to turn home Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu's excellent cross to make it two in two.

On hitting the net with more regularity, he said: “I’ve been working on that, I know I need to add goals to my game, breaking into the box, using energy, but sometimes I don’t get the luck or the finish is terrible.

“I had a volley in the second half as well which is a decent chance really, 18 yards out, I should have done better with it.

“It’s just trying to improve and help the team as much as I possibly can, getting goals helps us win games and get points, so I’m trying to improve on that.”

Tunnicliffe’s strike when it arrived saw the midfielder burst into the area with real desire to meet Elijah Adebayo’s cross, timing his run to perfection before keeping his cool to sidefoot powerfully beyond Joe Wildsmith to draw Luton level at 2-2.

He continued: “I feel like I’m a powerful runner, I’m a fit lad, so it’s just recognising when the space is there and when we break then I don’t think there’s many people that could stay with me if I decide that I want to score the goal.

“It’s just about having that determination and luckily the big man’s shanked it a bit, it’s fallen back to me and I’ve ran on it to perfect, I couldn’t have hit it any sweeter and it’s gone in.

“I would have loved to heard the roar of 10, 11 thousand in here, but they would have been happy at home to see me get the equaliser and I’m made up.”