Key quotes from  Nathan Jones as Hatters save vital point against Millwall
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Luton Town commenced Championship action after the international break with a comeback draw against Millwall.

Despite all the Lions threw at the hosts - including goals from Tom Bradshaw and Benik Afobe, Luton managed to salvage a point through Elijah Adebayo and an own goal from Jake Cooper

This draw keeps the Hatters in the running, although they currently move down to fourth place. Manager Nathan Jones labelled the result "a good point" as his side now continue at the right end of the table.

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  • Jones praises a Millwall side "similar" to Luton

The Welsh coach seemed happy to retrieve a point in this one and weighed up his side's performance.

"I think we probably edged it in terms of possession and real thrust in terms of chances. They got in front on '81 - I think both managers have an argument for saying they could've won it".

Despite this draw, nothing indicates a stall in momentum for Town - especially in terms of attitude. 

"Its not a bad point, I've said - we want to win every game, especially here. But, Millwall are a good side, they do things similar to us. They run hard, they work hard, they've got good experience. They've got a hell of a lot of fire power out there... some real good players.

So, for us to be disappointed with a draw - its natural but it shows how far we've come."

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  • Important result in a tightly packed table

Jones remained positive, especially when considering just how close teams are in points. 

"Its a real important point, if not they go three points behind us, it brings another team into the mix. It keeps them at a distant. Its tight now, but its another point."

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"Some have won today, some have drawn. You've just got to stay in the mix, keep on moving forward."

  • Injured players slowly returning

Luton Town have been bolstered after trying times - Kal Naismith started and Sonny Bradley even made the bench. When asked, Jones sought out a lesson amongst the Hatters recent challenges.

"If I'm honest, we've had so many injuries but in the last two games we've had, there's been a makeshift back five - they were excellent! Front footed, aggressive - so there may be a lesson in there. I probably went safe with the back three today - I could've been bolder with Kioso, Bree maybe and Fred (Onyedinma) at wingback. 

I'm glad they're getting back, it does ease that injury thing and moving forward we're going to need everyone."

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  • Goals and looking onwards

Elijah Adebayo added to his impressive season with a goal and looked to claim the second. Jones seemed proud, but blunt on the topic of goals.

"I think he tried to claim it (the own goal) but look, I don't care who scores. I like Elijah to score, I like him scoring, first ones a great goal. Real good move and so on. I'm really pleased with the point, performance-wise we could be better but at this stage of the season, we are tough."

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(On to Peterborough) "We have to get points, we have to win games. We have to get a certain points tally. If we get to that, we know we can achieve something.

It doesn't matter who we play, every game is tough."

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