Blessing Malinganiza 

MARVELOUS Nakamba’s tireless show in the heart of the Luton Town midfield was not enough to help the Hatters get their first point in the English Premiership at the weekend.

Luton Town suffered a 0-1 defeat at Fulham on Saturday.

It was the fourth defeat in a row for Nakamba and his teammates and it left them at the foot of the Premier League standings.

And, once again, Nakamba was among the best performers on the pitch for the Hatters, getting a seven in the player ratings by a number of publications.

Luton maintained their defensive posture and carved out some clear-cut opportunities which they failed to convert.

“Had his (Nakamba) work cut out in going up against the impressive Palhinha who showed just why Bayern Munich had been so desperate to sign him,” noted Luton Today in their ratings of the players.

“Accurate passing all afternoon and maintained the tactical awareness that Edwards had called for keeping Luton in the game for over an hour until Fulham ultimately broke through.”

Despite the defeat. Luton Town coach, Rob Edwards, hailed the spirit of his side and singled out his defence, which enjoyed the cover of Nakamba, who battled in midfield to win any loose scraps.

“I thought we limited them to very little, defensively very organised. 

“I have seen progression, that’s really good we are going to be disappointed but we are going to believe in the work we are doing,” said Edwards.

Luton host Wolves at Kenilworth Road in their next fixture on Saturday.

The Hatters and Burnley are two of the three promoted sides which are yet to pick a point in the championship race.

Burnley have played three games, and lost all of them, while Luton Town have played four games, and also lost all of them.

Sheffield United are the only promoted side to have picked a point.

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