BRIL­LIANT HAT­TERS LAY DOWN A MARKER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

THERE are cer­tain per­for­mances and re­sults in a sea­son that make a state­ment, that put down a marker. This was one of those for Lu­ton.

To come to Bloom­field Road, where only league lead­ers Plymouth Ar­gyle have won in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son, and put on a dis­play like that proved why Nathan Jones has his sights firmly fixed on au­to­matic pro­mo­tion.

Early on it was an even con­test, with Black­pool hav­ing the bet­ter chances. But af­ter the first goal Lu­ton took charge and put on the most com­mand­ing per­for­mance at Bloom­field this sea­son. Jones called it a gulf be­tween the sides, and it was hard to ar­gue with that.

For Black­pool there is no need to panic. This was a bad day at the of­fice that ended their good run. But there have been enough pos­i­tive signs this sea­son to be­lieve they can chal­lenge for pro­mo­tion and Gary Bowyer is jus­ti­fied in his be­lief this de­feat was only “a blip”.

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