Nathan Jones says Joe Rothwell’s pre-match declare that Rovers ought to ‘count on to beat’ Luton was one thing his dressing room used as motivation.
In an interview previous to the sport with the membership web site, Rothwell stated: “No disrespect to Luton in any respect right here, however they’re a staff that we count on to beat.”
Tony Mowbray was complimentary of the opposition forward of the sport, stating that Luton, who’re three factors higher off than Rovers, had progressed from the facet that narrowly beat the drop final season.
Jones had too returned the favour by saying he expects Rovers to be high six challengers this season.
However after the perimeters performed out a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Highway, a floor the place Rovers haven’t received in 20 league guests, Jones was requested about Rothwell’s remark and stated it was one thing that his facet has mentioned.
He told Luton Today: “Yeah, we’ve seen that.
“There’s most likely loads with that mentality, it’s an idiotic remark.
“If he was my participant there would’ve been loads I’d’ve accomplished since you don’t give groups motivation like that.
“He would possibly count on to beat us, however anticipating and doing it’s two various things.
“If I’m trustworthy, if individuals wish to remark about us then good, as a result of it simply means they underestimate us.
“If we get underestimated then it’s an awesome benefit for us, however we’re in a superb place.
“We don’t fear about something anybody says about us.
“So anybody that desires to try to pierce that, come and check out.”
Goalscorer Luke Berry additionally weighed in as Luton made it three video games unbeaten towards Rovers since their promotion from League One.
“It’s one thing that motivates us as a staff and as a membership,” he added.
“I really feel that we need to be right here, we’re in a superb place within the league and it’s one thing that we thrive on actually.
“We need to be on this league, we’re pushing up this league, so he can say what he desires.”