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If the Hatters are to gate-crash the top-three places, in League Two, to achieve an automatic promotion place, the side needs to display a ruthless streak.

Ahead of the trip to take on the league leaders, Doncaster Rovers, Nathan Jones has spoken about how, in midweek, he felt that his side took their foot off the pedal having scored twice in the opening ten minutes.

The boss thought that the opportunity was there to kill the game off before half-time but that that ruthless streak wasn`t quite there, remarking to the media,

"I was critical of them at half time on Tuesday as I gave the analogy of when a boxer has that smell of the end and goes for it.

"I felt we had them at 2-0 and if we had just continued with that, the game could have been done by half time.

"We need that ruthless streak, but we won 3-0. It was a great start, a great end to the game and then in between we did all the dirty, ugly stuff you need to do.

"For me it was a great performance, I just feel we need that ruthless edge as well.

"As we won`t always get the opportunities early on like we did the other day so when we get one we need to take them, as we still need to land the first punches if you like."


With fifteen games to go in the promotion shake-up, Jones does believe his squad are ready for the fight, further adding,

"We think we`re in decent form and we`re a little bit disappointed not to pick up some more points than we have, after missing a pen in injury time at Grimsby and we felt we were good value for a win at Wycombe as well.

"So we are in good form and it`s pleasing as it`s a crucial part of the season now and a real business end if you like. These will be defining weeks to come.

"I think Tuesday was a milestone for us in terms of those are the games that we have just kind of flattered a little bit and drawn the game.

"But we`ve had a ruthless streak to us in the last two games and although not being as fluent as we normally are, we`ve picked up six points."


Three more tomorrow please then Luton!

COYH`s



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Writer:Mad Hatter
Date:Friday February 17 2017
Time: 2:27PM

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