Like Liverpool fans – Boss pays compliment ahead of clash with Stoke City



Luton manager Graeme Jones has been taking a brief – very brief – trip down Memory Lane before today’s game against Stoke City.

Jones has recalled his time with Stoke boss Michael O’Neill during their former lives as players back in the day in both England and Scotland.

And in a bid to butter up his fans ahead of this afternoon’s game, he likens them to Liverpool supporters when it comes to knowing the game.

Writing in today’s matchday programme here at Kenilworth Road, Jones states: “Michael is someone I know very well from our time together as players at Wigan and St Johnstone,” says Jones, “so it’ll be good to see him and catch up after the game – hopefully with the boot on the other foot to when we last met in December.

“We come to the final leg of another three-match week once again buoyed by winning the midweek home game, as we were a fortnight ago when we headed to Middlesbrough on the back of beating Sheffield Wednesday.

“The latest midweek win came against a top quality Brentford side who quite rightly are among the favourites for promotion.

“Having experienced my worst day in football at Griffin Park in November (a 7-0 defeat for Luton), it was very satisfying to lay a few ghosts to rest on Tuesday night.”

And in a direct message to his fans, he added: “On Tuesday night we could hear the chants of `Come on Luton, come on Luton’ at the exact moments we needed you.

“I have said from day one here that you are such an intelligent fan base whose understanding of the game, in my experience, can only be matched by the Anfield faithful.”





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