sport news MARTIN KEOWN: Luton must show more attacking intent or they're going down... ... trends now

sport news MARTIN KEOWN: Luton must show more attacking intent or they're going down... ... trends now
sport news MARTIN KEOWN: Luton must show more attacking intent or they're going down... ... trends now

sport news MARTIN KEOWN: Luton must show more attacking intent or they're going down... ... trends now

Luton have defended wholeheartedly but not enough commitment to attacking Their next run of games against rivals provides a chance to change system They can take inspiration from other managers and teams who have adapted 

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If you lack a balanced game plan, the Premier League is so ruthless and unforgiving that it will eat you up and spit you out.

Luton’s season needs to start on Saturday, at home to Wolves. They have sleepwalked to the bottom of the table after four defeats in which they have mustered a measly seven shots on target and now is the time to wake up.

I’ve seen a whole-hearted dedication to defending from Rob Edwards’ team, but nowhere near enough commitment to attacking. There needs to be a better balance and this is the beginning of a three-game run against opponents in the bottom five — Wolves at home, Everton away, Burnley at home — which will shape their season.

Luton need to cut loose and show some of the personality and character which got them to the Premier League in the first place. More shots. More crosses. More headers.

Against Fulham last weekend, there was not enough attacking intent and they didn’t press high up the pitch. Instead, they retreated to within 10 yards of their own box, which allowed Fulham to dictate the play, grow in confidence and attack freely.

Luton Town have a whole-hearted dedication to defending but they must show more commitment to attacking

Luton Town have a whole-hearted dedication to defending but they must show more commitment to attacking

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