Jones demands more from struggling Luton

Luton Town

Luton Town manager Graeme Jones says his team must learn to play without Izzy Brown after they were beaten by Reading on Saturday.

Former Leeds United loanee Brown was forced to sit out after failing to recover from a hamstring issue.

He picked up the problem during the 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest earlier this month and fans will now be hoping he recovers in time to face Leeds after the international break.

Luton only managed four shots on goal during the 3-0 defeat to Reading, with Royals keeper Rafael Cabral only tested on one occasion.

Brown has five assists to his name so far in just 12 appearances but Jones says his team need to learn to play without him.

He told Dunstable Today: “No Izzy Brown and no threat, that’s the truth. My disappointment is other people don’t take responsibility for that.

“You get an opportunity and there’s not one person who can come and see me and say ‘why am I not playing against Leeds?’ Not one person. So that’s where we are, I’ve been here before, we just need to make sure we are ready for the Leeds game.

“We need to make sure that we use all the qualities we’ve got, including getting everyone fit, ready for the Leeds game.”

Last weekend’s defeat leaves Luton just outside the relegation zone in 21st, with only Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Barnsley below them.