Hatter leader aware of threat from burning Coventry striker Gyökeres
Luton boss Nathan Jones is well aware of the threat from Coventry City top scorer Viktor Gyökeres.
The 23-year-old Swedish international striker started his career in his home country before joining Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2018.
Gyökeres has scored once in eight cup appearances during his time on the South Coast, with loans to German club FC St Pauli and then Swansea City, before traveling to Coventry last season, where he scored three goals. in 19 games.
He returned to the Sky Blues on a permanent basis this summer and has already scored seven goals so far this quarter, including five at home, to sit second on the Championship’s best shooters list.
Jones said: “I know Viktor, he’s been on loan before, but now he’s starting to find his feet and he’s got a good house there.
“We talked about Mark (Robins, manager) and Adi (Viveash, assistant) there, doing a good job, so he’s in good shape.
“Whoever you face in the Championship, they all have remarkable talents, and we have to make sure that we minimize any kind of opportunity and defend well.
“If we do this, it will be about us. “
Gyökeres was part of a Coventry side which, under Robins, prove to be one of the top second tier teams this quarter, as they enter the game in third place in the standings.
It was based on winning their five home games, although outside of the Ricoh Arena it was a different story, with just four out of 12 possible points.
On the threats of the Sky Blues. who like the Hats have returned to the leagues in recent seasons, Jones continued, “They have been well trained, they have a very well established squad, a bit similar to us really, because they have had a similar background.
“Mark did a great job there, they came from League Two, we were slightly ahead of them, maybe a year ahead of them, but he did a great job.
“They are in very good shape right now, but this is the championship, you can be on a good race, you can have a good race, you just have to build up some momentum and that’s what is happening.
“The games come fast and fast, you only have nine in a week and all of a sudden (you move up the leaderboard).
“What we have to do is respect Coventry because we have had some real tough battles with them, but this is Luton, this is what we are doing and we are looking forward to the game.
“They didn’t spend, they invested a bit with the boy (Gustavo) Hamer and people like that, they probably take a loan or two more than us, but they have a great role model and he finished a job. fantastic Mark, with Adi and the people they have there.
“So thanks to them and if they compare that with us then that’s great, but we’re really proud of our model and how competitive we are and how we do things, and that’s it. that we can do. “
Town has just won once at Kenilworth Road this quarter with two draws and one loss.
With back-to-back games in front of their own supporters, Huddersfield also visiting on Saturday, Jones added: “What we want to do is put on a performance.
“We’ve had a good track record at Kenilworth Road, whether it’s under the lights, the rain or the sun, whatever.
“We have to believe in it and maintain it.
“The fans always play a huge role in what we do, but there is so much now in a championship season that can hinder you, restrict you.
“Yes, we had big injury problems, we had problems before the game and we showed an incredible character, but what we have to do now is really show that we are a good team. and that we can get results.
“Yes, we want to play a certain way but now, especially at home, we want to get results this week.
“We have to make the most of both home games because we have a few games without a win and it’s not for lack of trying.”