Business as usual for Luton Town boss Jones
Luton Town manager Graeme Jones says the first team continue to train as normal as they prepare to play again this season once the suspension is lifted.
The Premier League and EFL announced that no football will be played until April 4 as they try to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans fear that the season may be classed as void, while other rumours suggest the campaign will end after 37 matches.
That would leave Luton in the relegation zone and they would be returning to League One as a result.
Unlike other clubs, the Hatters continue to train every day together and Jones is hoping it will give them a boost, should the season resume later this summer.
🗣️ GJ | “We’ve got a clean bill of health, so while you’ve got a clean bill of health you’re thinking, let's preserve that and keep working and that’s what we’re trying to do."
— @LutonTown (@LutonTown) March 18, 2020
Jones told Luton Today: “I’m a football manager looking after my players for any kind of scenario that comes our way, including the virus.
“If we play on the fourth of April, then we’ve had good preparation towards it, making sure we keep people fit.
“At this minute in time, we’re ready for whatever comes our way, and if we have to play, we’re ready to play, that’s all we can do, prepare that way. At this minute in time, we’ve got a game on the fourth of April, so it’s business as usual.”
Luton are unbeaten in their last three matches, while they have only lost one of their previous six games in the Championship.
Victories over Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Brentford have been backed up by draws against Stoke City and Wigan Athletic recently.
Only Charlton Athletic have got the better of them, which coincidentally is the team that sits four points above them in 22nd.
Luton have 35 points from their first 37 games and they are seven points from safety with nine matches remaining this season.