Bell urges Town to make Kenilworth Road a fortress once more following Rovers victory
Town defender Amari’i Bell has urged the Hatters to make Kenilworth Road a fortress once more after they defeated his former side Blackburn Rovers 2-0 on Saturday.
The long overdue victory, secured by second half goals from Carlton Morris and Reece Burke, ended a run of six matches without a win in front of their own fans for Nathan Jones’ side, seven when taking into account the 1-1 play-off semi-final first leg draw against Huddersfield Town last season.
Bell, who was making his 56th appearance for Luton following his free transfer switch in the summer of 2021, having been released from Ewood Park, took to Twitter to write: “Great win today, superb effort from everyone.
“Time to make the kenny a fortress again.”
Replying to his tweet, Hatters and Blackburn fans got involved as @Atexo02 said: “Incredible performance, Amari’i.
“Proved a lot of people wrong today, most of all Blackburn fans!!!”
@ShadlowSteve: “Let’s hope so mate.
“Good display from everyone today.
“Looked like a team again.”
@SellarsStacey: “Great performance from everyone.
“Good luck playing for Jamaica in the coming weeks.”
@LeviLTFC: “Great performance.”
@buryhatter: “Very good performance, cracking game.”
@thompsett_matt: “Great performance today from yourself.”
@andygill76: “Defensively we looked much better today.
“Like the look of that back 5, with Lansbury in front.
“Has to be the blueprint moving forward.”
@bikefan69: “You were brilliant today Amari – as usual.
“Still can’t believe we managed to get you.
“You are an absolute class act.
“Keep believing – this team is good enough to do something VERY special this year. COYH.”
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@KarlAda70: “Immense second half.”
@lutonlocky: “Very assured performance from you today Amari’i, that was much more like Luton, enjoyed it, thanks for making my (Wedding Anniversary) Saturday.”
@ZionistVaughn: “Today was an immensely encouraging and impressive performance.
“Back to doing what we did so well last season.
“Well done today lads.”
@DarrenA92414400: “Well played amari solid as always.”
@Andy_Peacock: “Electric in the 2nd half fella. Well played today.”
@ivory10_ivory: “Great game. We dominated the second half.”
@gavin_selth: “You played a great game today, far and away man of the match for me. #COYH.”
@Lisa20466701: “Great game. Well played.”
@GrantTheHatter: “Cracking game from you today Mr B.”
@NeilTHatter69: “You and the boys were absolutely brilliant – well done.”
@davefinan82: “Great performance by you and the team today.
“Tell NJ to ignore comments from Facebook Hatters Talk, it’s full of clueless idiots!
“Keep doing what your doing.”
Discussing Bell’s performances and those of his back three recently, Jones himself had said: “We play aggressively, we go after teams and to do that we need those moving parts and we need those brave centre halves that are going to step in.
“Gone are the days where centre halves stay and won’t cover, but they’re really brave now.
“They have to be because it’s a brave new world out there.
“We’re embracing that and trying to evolve nicely.”