Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson: Luton draw a great advert for League Two

Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson: Luton draw a great advert for League Two

Gary Johnson felt Cheltenham's 1-1 home draw with Luton was a "great advert for League Two".

The Robins hit back from a goal down through Daniel O'Shaughnessy's leveller after Danny Hylton had given high-flying Luton the lead in the 52nd minute.

The point was enough to lift the hosts out of the bottom two and Johnson was far more encouraged by the display from his side, who are still searching for their first win since August.

"We have all seen that was a much improved performance and I thought it was a great advert for League Two as well," Johnson said.

"Everyone needed to raise it 25 per cent from where we've been and we've done a lot of work.

"We have put on a really good performance against a strong team.

"There is light at the end of the tunnel for us after that because I have seen our game after not seeing it against Stevenage on Tuesday.

"We won back possession very well against a diamond midfield and they had to change that shape to stay in the game, which means we did something right.

"Tactically the lads played to the letter and we got more involved, playing their game.

"Not all teams will be as good as Luton and overall I would say we did enough to win the game."

Luton's second successive 1-1 draw sees them slip out of the top three.

But boss Nathan Jones, who worked under Johnson as both a player and a coach at Yeovil, was satisfied to leave with a point against his former mentor.

"I am a little bit frustrated in terms of how we've played, but credit to Cheltenham because they stifled us, put us under pressure from dead ball situations and it's not a bad point when you look at it," Jones said.

"We didn't get going in the first half, so credit to Cheltenham for that. We knew we had to be better and started well in the second half.

"We took the lead and then we are disappointed to concede from a set play because we had spoken about the fact that before the game 54 per cent of Cheltenham's goals had come from set plays."


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