Rob Edwards Defends Luton Town Against Relegation Predictions
Luton Town manager Rob Edwards has voiced his disapproval of premature judgments regarding his team's chances of retaining their Premier League status after just three games. He has urged his squad to embrace the challenge of silencing their doubters.
Luton, making a long-awaited return to the top-flight after a 31-year absence, faced a tough start to the season, losing all three of their league games. In the process, they conceded nine goals while managing to score only twice.
Earlier this month, former Tottenham Hotspur striker and pundit Garth Crooks expressed skepticism about Luton's prospects, remarking that he couldn't take them seriously and even anticipated they might be in trouble by Christmas.
In response to these comments, Edwards spoke to reporters, asserting, "I think after three games it is disrespectful (to say we are certain to be relegated). It does hurt you when you hear comments like that." He also added, "I think it was disrespectful, but we have reached out to Mr. Crooks and asked him to come in and show him what we do and why maybe we are not a team just to be laughed at and not taken seriously."
Edwards made these statements ahead of Luton's upcoming fixture against Fulham on Saturday. While Luton faced heavy defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea in their first two games, they showed promise in a 2-1 loss to West Ham United. Edwards believes that if they continue to improve, they can start accumulating points.
He emphasized the team's perspective, saying, "Every game is an opportunity for us to get points, and we have to see it like that." Edwards also mentioned their intent to approach the Fulham game with a solid game plan, building on the positives from their performance against West Ham.