GERRY MURPHY hailed comeback kids Phil Jevons and Tom Clarke after completing his unbeaten stint as caretaker manager with a fourth win out if six games at the helm.
Jevons, back after a calf injury, came off the bench to head a 77th-minute winner for Town directly in front of 537 visiting fans in a 6,539 Kenilworth Road crowd.
Clarke came in for Rob Page at late notice and played his part as Town kept five straight clean sheets for the first time since 1982-83 and clinched a final position of 10th in League I.
“Jevo was fantastic when he came on and I thought his header for the goal was excellent, as was Joe Skarz’s cross, “ said Murphy.
“Phil actually came to me before the previous match and said he was ready if I needed him, but I wanted him to have a run-out in the reserves.
“He did that against Leicester last Monday and looked good so we put him on the bench at Luton.
“Before he went on, we told him it was his chance to impress the new manager, and he did just that.”
On Clarke, Murphy said: “I thought the back three played well, and we knew Tom could come in and do a job there.
“He’s done well for us in that position many times in the past and we were comfortable with having him there.
“Losing Rob Page led to a late adjustment, but that’s football and you have to cope with these situations.
“We needed to stay positive to get the three points and that’s what we did.
“It was a win for the fans and it reflected the professional pride of the players.”