Winger raring for derby clash with Wednesday
Adam Hammill is set to make the 200th appearance of his career this Saturday and is eager to prove his worth following a tough couple of months.
“First and foremost it will be nice to be back in the starting line-up and to start getting back on track personally and to also help the team get back on track in the league,” said Adam.
“It is nice to have a milestone coming up, but it will be even better to record the victory and get the three points.”
The winger has looked like his former self in two substitute appearances against Crystal Palace and Blackpool and now wants to cement down a starting berth so that he can start proving his worth on the pitch.
“The last month and a half has been tough and it did affect my football with things playing on my mind. Everything is now sorted and I feel as if I have a new lease of life. I feel like I have something to prove to everyone that I can be a good role model as a footballer.
“The loan itself has been a little frustrating because it started really well for me and then I got injured trying to defend, which I am not particularly renowned for! Then I had the trouble in Liverpool which I deeply regret, but I am trying to put that behind me now and I am looking forward to the New Year and playing more for Huddersfield Town.
“I have only got a few games left before my loan expires and I want to impress. I will be doing everything in my powers to prove why I am worthy of staying at the football club. I know that the Manager knows what I can do and I am very grateful for all the help that he, the other backroom staff and the fans have given me over the last couple of months. Huddersfield Town is a great club to be at and I want to be part of things as they move forward.”
Adam’s loan expires in mid-January and there is only place that he wants to be come the end of the transfer window.
“I would be delighted if I was able to extend my stay,” he told htafc.com. “It is a great setup here and the lads have been fantastic; I have really enjoyed my time. Everyone supported me when I had my problems off the pitch and I now want to show my worth on the pitch. I feel as though I have a lot to repay.”
Town head in to Saturday’s Yorkshire derby without a win in their last seven matches and will want to end 2012 on high before heading to Leicester on New Year’s Day.
“It is a massively important game. We need to go back to basics; all you have to do is look at Sheffield Wednesday who lost seven on the bounce and have now won their last three. A win would give us a lot of confidence and hopefully spark a little run which would propel us back up the league.
“I think we have been a little bit of unlucky, but we have also lacked creativity. A couple of things haven’t gone our way such as Gezza’s (Anthony Gerrard) sending off at Crystal Palace. If we keep being positive and work our socks off then the results will come. Our success at the start of the season was based around hard work and playing with a quick tempo and that is what we need to get back to. We have been working on that in training over the last couple of weeks and I am sure that it will come.”
He added: “Every player loves playing in a derby game; any player who needs lifting for this type of game is in the wrong industry. It has been a hotly anticipated game between two teams who are both desperate for the victory. It will come down to the team who wants it more and if we work and play as well as we can then we are more than capable of winning.”