Luton Town midfielder Nakamba continued his impressive form with another strong performance in the Hatters’ 2-0 win over Rotherham United on Saturday. The 27-year-old was a key figure in midfield, winning possession and breaking up attacks. He also created several chances for his teammates, including the assist for Carlton Morris’ opening goal.
Hatters Extend Unbeaten Run to 10 Games
The win over Rotherham extended Luton’s unbeaten run to 10 games, their best run at this level for 40 years. The Hatters are now in sixth place in the Championship table, just two points behind the automatic promotion places.
Morris Limps Off Injured
The joy of the 2,000 away fans in attendance was tempered by the sight of Morris – who has been involved in almost half of Luton’s goals this season with 18 strikes and six assists – limping off injured in the second half. It is not yet known The extent of the injury, but it is a blow for Luton ahead of their next game against Sheffield Wednesday.
Millers Still in Relegation Battle
Defeat means the Millers still have work to do in their battle against relegation despite this only being the second defeat in their past five home games. Rotherham are currently 21st in the table, just four points above the drop zone.
Luton Town Boss Rob Edwards Reacts
Luton Town boss Rob Edwards was pleased with his team’s performance, but he was also mindful of the fact that there is still a lot of work to be done.
“We have real momentum at the moment. If it has to be the play-offs we will take that momentum into those games as well,” he said. That’s ten games unbeaten, so it’s with us and we have to keep that going. We deserved it. At the back end of the first half we were outstanding, 20 to 25 minutes of real control, dominated the game and probed really well, just lacked that little bit of a spark. But it was coming – Carlton’s header just before the goal, then Carlton’s magic to get us the goal just before half time, then a fantastic bit of skill from Cody at the start of the second half to get us the penalty and go 2-0 up, and the bonus is not on us to go chasing the game.
“It’s hard when they throw the kitchen sink at you, with the giants they have on the pitch. Couple of yellow cards knocking about , one or two warranted and maybe one or two that weren’t, but this group fight so hard for the badge, for the club and for the fans. “[On Morris injury] “It was just precautionary. He was feeling his ankle so we’ll see how he is.”