Millwall manager Gary Rowett has praised Nathan Jones’ work at Luton Town ahead of tonight’s meeting of the two clubs.
The Hatters brought Jones back for a second spell as boss at the end of May and he produced an upturn in results to keep them in the Championship.
The Welshman took Luton up as runners up in League Two in the 2017-18 season and they were flying high in League One when he opted to take on the Stoke job in January 2019, replacing Rowett in that role.
Jones was sacked in November but then ended up back at Kenilworth Road when Town dispensed of the services of Graeme Jones.
Millwall are seventh in the early league standings with their opponents at the Den this evening one place higher.
Luton have Sam Nombe and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall available after both signed on season-long loans from Milton Keynes and Leicester at the end of last week but were not eligible to feature in a 2-0 loss to Stoke City last time out.
“They’ve had a really great start to the season,” said Rowett. “They had a really good end to last season. Nathan’s done a fabulous job.
“They are an energetic side, they are a young side and they move the ball pretty well.
“If you look at the moment then Wycombe have probably had the toughest start in the division, yet the game was incredibly tough. And that’s what the Championship is all about – there are no easy games.
“You have to make sure you’re focused every game and go and put big performances in. I’m sure Tuesday will be no different but we’re at home and it’s important we play the way we want to play and focus on what we want to do, especially off the back of a win it would be good to follow it up with a good performance. But again you have got opposition who are going to try everything they can to stop as doing that.”
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