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HASSELBAINK: I AM VERY DELIGHTED WITH THE THREE POINTS

14 April 2015

After a smash and grab win as some people described it, the Brewers came away from Kenilworth Road with all three points and 500 Albion fans left Bedfordshire with rather large smiles on their faces.

Luton Town had been the better side for most of the game until Matty Palmer netted in the 79th minute. Tom Naylor ran down the right whilst some Luton fans and players had expected the linesman's flag to be raised on the near side, it didn't go up however and the Derby loanee pulled it back for 20-year-old Palmer who smashed the ball in to the roof of the net.

Despite Luton having a lot of the ball, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thought his side controlled the game without creating a lot of chances.

"Look, Luton are fighting for their lives.

"They are playing for this wonderful crowd who are going to be their twelfth man.

"I think at stages we controlled the game, we passed.

"We had no chances or maybe a 50/50 one."

With 54% possession going to the Brewers, it was as tight on paper as it was on the pitch. Luton Town are fighting for a play-off position whilst Albion are fighting to secure automatic promotion. Hasselbaink and his squad always knew that it was going to be a tight game and the gaffer was pleased with the positions that youngster Matty Palmer was getting in.

"I think it was a tight game like it was always going to be.

"You know that we can score at any moment especially when we have runners going forward, we can score.

"The position that Matty was in is the position that we want him in, in front of the goal and shooting at the goal.

"I must say that it was a professional performance and we needed to be professional.

"We needed to be right and we needed to be disciplined, very disciplined and hard to beat and i think we were.

"I am very delighted with the three points."


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