Luton Town boss Graeme Jones has responded to Lee Bowyer’s claims his Charlton side would’ve emerged victorious had they had a fully fit squad for their encounter on Tuesday evening.

Charlton were downed 2-1 after Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Izzy Brown’s controversial strikes ruled Jonathan Leko’s opener a consolation.

Following defeat Bowyer remarked that if he had the personnel to play his favoured diamond formation in midfield, the ‘result would be different.’

Bowyer’s post-match comments triggered the Hatters boss into a response.

“He’s unlike anybody I’ve ever known predicting football results,” Jones said.

“With the greatest respect to Lee and anybody else, the game knows more than all of us put together.

"I think it's impossible to predict any scoreline, but what he meant was he would have loved to have gone eye-to-eye with us, because they beat us last season and drew with us at Kenilworth Road.

"That’s maybe one for the future, at the Valley that might happen, you don't know.

"But for now I’ll take the performance and the result and move forward."

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Bowyer’s squad has been ravaged with injury with as many as 12 senior players all sidelined.

The Addicks chief admitted he could ask no more of his stretched squad and the youngsters drafted in for their trip to Kenilworth Road, but was left asking questions over how both goals were allowed to stand, calling for VAR to be introduced int eh Championship.

Charlton felt goalkeeper Dillon Phillips was impeded by James Collins who was in an off-side position when Mpanzu fired home the equaliser, and that Brown handled before netting the winner.

“I have watched them back, but if we had VAR against Leeds then we would have taken three points from that game, so it’s swings and roundabouts,” Jones explained.

"I’m not so sure, I think he (Collins) was front post and the ball went in far post, just where are we going to go with VAR, where’s the bar set?

“So I don’t know about that, the Izzy Brown handball was it, I’m not so sure about that either.

"It’s not intentional into your path, I don’t know. Every manager after every game can have a complaint, there’s always a reason for a goal or a reason why it shouldn't be given.

"I just prefer to look at the overall performance, I really do think that if those goals had been disallowed, we would have won the game in a different way because of the level of our performance."

Charlton will look to end their six game winless streak when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to The Valley on Saturday.

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