‘I see them as a similar type of club to ourselves’ – Millwall boss gives his verdict on ‘excellent’ Luton Town

Gary Rowett has expressed his admiration for Luton Town mounting a promotion challenge as Millwall look to boost their own play-off prospects at Kenilworth Road tomorrow.

And the Lions manager reckons that there is now extra pressure on the home side as they are so close to at least securing a top-six finish.

“They have been excellent and Nathan Jones has done a fabulous job since he has gone back there,” said Rowett, pictured right. “They want to run and work hard for each other. They are a pretty humble team, like ourselves. [Elijah] Adebayo is in good goalscoring form and that’s made a little bit of extra difference at the top end of the pitch.

“I see them as a similar type of club to ourselves – trying to punch above their weight without a huge budget and huge facilities. When you see a team in a position like that you have to admire them. It’s something we’re trying to do ourselves.

“When you’re sat in third there is a bit more pressure on your games. When you’ve got something to lose a little bit, you’ve got to win to stay in there.

“It’s up to us to go and do what they did to us at home [when Luton won 2-0 at The Den]  – turn the tables and try and come away with the three points, which will be vital to us.

“We know it is going to be a tough challenge. While you want the plaudits at the end of the season, certainly it has been a fantastic effort by Luton to get into the mix [to finish top two].”

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