‘Everybody was trying to relegate us…’ – Luton Town won’t roll over for Sheffield Wednesday’s relegation rivals
Luton Town boss, Nathan Jones, says his side will not be rolling over for Rotherham United tomorrow night, despite having ‘earned the right to cruise’.
The Hatters are currently 12th in the Championship with two games left to play, but are in no danger of slipping down into the relegation zone and have no chance of making the Play-Offs.
In some ways it could be said that they’ve overachieved this season after avoiding the drop by just three points last time out, but they won’t be on the beach on Tuesday night as they look to try and finish as high up the table as possible.
After their draw with Middlesbrough this past weekend, Jones said, "I'm trying to keep us as focused so we go after points so we're not just resting and cruising until the end of the season.
"Look, we've done enough to have earned the right to cruise but I don't want us to do that.
"That's not what we're built on. If that happens then others catch you up and you finish in a false position. We're obviously guaranteed a place of where we can't finish any lower.
"But that's not where we want to finish. We should be joint-tenth and against Middlesbrough was a missed opportunity."
He went on to say, "We want to finish as high as we can. We're not concerned about any other clubs because we were in a tough place last year where nobody was doing us favours.
"Everybody was trying to relegate us so we want to be at it and try to be as good as we can be."
A win for Rotherham – given their vastly superior goal difference – would put another nail in Wednesday’s coffin and make it very difficult for them to survive the drop, even if they were to go on an beat Derby County on May 8th as the 2020/21 season comes to an end.
Wednesday were on the brink of relegation over the weekend after drawing 0-0 with Nottingham Forest, however Swansea City’s reversal to win 2-1 against Derby meant that they were given another stay of execution.