Luton supremo urges patience after Hatters’ challenging start

Luton Town Managing Director Gary Sweet has urged fans to be patient in his notes for their clash with Shrewsbury, after a tough start has seen them lose twice.

The Hatters have already played Peterborough, Portsmouth and Sunderland, picking up just one point from those outings. Since then they’ve beaten Southend, followed by a victory against the Shrews at the weekend.

Still, Sweet wasn’t to know his side would win, elevating themselves to tenth in the early league table and he mentioned the high-quality of opposition they’ve already faced.

“Even though we know from our outstanding home record last season and unbeaten start to this one that this squad thrives the pressure of expectation here at Kenilworth Road, your patience will be needed,” Sweet wrote. “We won’t have it all our own way, but we may find that having more adventurous visitors could suit us even more.”

He also poured praise on the new faces that Nathan Jones has added to his squad after they finished second in League Two.

“New players Matty Pearson, Sonny Bradley and Jorge Grant have already been welcomed in these pages by my colleagues this season, and we have already witnessed the reasons we brought them to the club.”

Our View

I don’t think there needs to be much patience here, because Luton are a fine side who will do well in League One this term. They’ve made some excellent signings, Grant is a wonderful player as Notts County fans will testify too and overall they’ve got quality throughout the squad.

The 3-2 win against struggling Shrewsbury wasn’t as comprehensive as they might think, but if you omit the bizarre Lee Angol strike on 66 minutes, it would have been more comfortable. They’re at Wycombe this weekend and they’d be a good bet to make it three wins from three, forcing themselves into the top six.

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