McGeehan makes light of elbow injury in Nuneaton win

Talented Town starlet Cameron McGeehan maintained his 100 per cent record in a Luton shirt as he marked his fourth Hatters start with a fourth straight victory in Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Nuneaton Town, writes Mark Wood.
Luton Town v Hereford United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 08.Luton Town v Hereford United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 08.
Luton Town v Hereford United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 08.

On his 100 per cent record since signing on loan from Norwich City, he said: “Four wins which is good. I know it’s not going to be plain sailing until the end of the season, but we’ll do definitely our best and we’ve just got to try and keep this run going until the end of the season.

“And we always say if we can keep winning and keep pushing ourselves a little bit further away from the following pack then we’ll be all right.”

Having hyper-extended his elbow in last week’s 7-0 thrashing of Hereford United, the 18-year-old midfield maestro made light of his discomfort at Liberty Way.

He said: “The elbow’s fine now, it’s just precautionary keeping it iced up after games to help it settle down. It’s quite badly bruised and there’s a few ligament in there which have twisted around a little bit, but it’s ironing itself with the work of the physios here, Simon and Daz have been helping so it’s been good and recovering quite well.”

With Town cheered on by around 2,000 supporters in front of a record crowd of 3,482, McGeehan again relished the occasion.

He said: “It’s amazing. Obviously the fans have come along in their thousands. We’ve got 2,000 Luton fans which makes a big difference, it’s almost like a home game. So the fact we were able to kick on and win 5-0 again is just unbelievable.

“We’ve been doing really well at the minute and we just need to try and keep it going as long as we can and keep picking up the three points, it doesn’t matter how much we win by.”

However a tight first half saw Town lead just 1-0 after Paul Benson had capitalised on a keeping error.

He said: “The first half it was tough, we managed to get the goal which was good and we sort of calmed down after that. It started off a bit slow for us, but it seems to always be the way.”

They let rip in the second half with four unanswered goals as McGeehan continued: We just have a good 20-minute spell at any point in the game and we managed to put the game to bed.

“I think always when you come away from home you want to excel, you want to do the right things you want to win your first tackle, make your first pass and if you can get the first goal it really calms the whole team down.

“I’m very happy to get the goal in the first half and that gave us a pedestal for the second half.”

And the Canaries starlet enjoyed the second half goal-shy, as he said: “It’s always good to watch. Andre’s (Gray) been scoring for fun and Benno (Paul Benson) and everyone up top really links up well, (Jake) Howells, Gutts (Luke Guttridge), they all link up well, one-touch play and stuff we practice in training.

“The gaffer is always saying to us pass it and move it and you can see that coming to fruition in the game today.”

However he missed out on the chance to open his account in the second half when he was just unable to fire home after Paul Benson’s header from a corner was deflected to him at the far post.

McGeehan added: “I got a good chance to be fair there and maybe should have done a bit better with it, but when you’re four or five nil up it doesn’t seem to matter too much!

“It would be nice to get my goal and get off the mark because I’m still yet to score and some of the lads have been getting on at me about it. Geoff Wood especially has been getting on at me for not scoring yet. But I’ve got a different role in the team I think, trying to help out defensively and help the back four as well. If I can nick some goals along the season that would be great as well.”