Luton Town suffered a 2-0 defeat to Millwall at The Den as they slipped to back-to-back losses.

An own goal late in the first half by Martin Crainie put Millwall in front, before a second half strike by Connor Mahoney rubber stamped success for the South London side.

The result ultimately sees Nathan Jones’ side slip up to a second defeat in a row after they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City at the weekend, as they also fall out of the top 6.

Luton confirmed before the game that first choice striker James Collins, who also missed the Stoke game, was absent after testing positive for covid-19.

At The Den, Millwall enjoyed the bulk of chances in the opening half of football, with their closest seeing Matt Smith strike a post with a header and Jed Wallace denied by Simon Sluga on the rebound.

The opening goal came shortly after the break, when a Smith header across goal struck Crainie and bounced into the net for an own goal against the Luton defender.

Wallace fired wide shortly after the break, while Luton’s first major chance saw Joe Morrell lash a strike narrowly wide moments after coming on a substitute.

Mahoney struck a game clinching second goal for Millwall with 11 minutes of play remaining, with the winger cutting inside and firing in a crisp shot via a post.

Bartosz Bialkowski did deny Crainie from a goal at the right end in the latter stages, but after keeping that one out, Millwall were able to see the game out to collect the points.