Just to be in with a shout of survival on the final day is pleasing for Luton Town boss Nathan Jones - but he’s hoping his side can finish the job against Rovers and not have to rely on favours elsewhere.

The Hatters are currently inside the bottom three on goal difference, but that is dependant on whether Wigan see their 12-point deduction for going in to administration upheld, or overturned.

Either way, Jones is pleased that a run of one defeat in their last 11 matches, which includes two wins and two draws from their last four, has given them a fighting chance ahead of Rovers’ visit.

They are level on 48 points with Charlton, who travel to Leeds United, and having been cut adrift prior to his arrival, Jones is pleased with the turnaround.

But he would have preferred the situations surrounding points deductions to have been sorted prior to the final day, with Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday among those facing disciplinary action for alleged financial breaches.

He said: “We don’t know about the deductions, who knows what’s going to happen with these financial fair play things and if someone’s in administration, or going to get it, then deduct them the points, do it.

“But if you take it into the last game and they’re hoping something happens, I don’t know, so at the minute we know that we need something from the last game.

“It’s a good feeling though, to get it where we are now shows this group have given everything.

“They have given me absolutely everything, now we have to try to finish the job.”

Jones replaced his namesake Graeme during lockdown, returning to Kenilworth Road following his departure for Stoke City last season.

He returned after being sacked by the Potters earlier in the season, and has led a revival which could see them maintain their Championship status for another season.

On the progress they have made since his appointment, Jones said: “That’s a good feeling as when we came in, we had that six, effectively seven points behind to get it to where we are now.

“To come away with the importance of the game (against Hull), it is trapdoor time, I just thought they were outstanding.

“They are amazing, they are immense, I love working with them and I am so proud of them.”