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28 July 2012

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Boss pleased with outcome of Scotland trip

Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson spoke to following his side’s 2-2 draw with Hibernian to conclude their week in Scotland.


“It was a good game; I thought in the first half that we played some very good stuff rounded off with two excellent goals,” said Simon.

“In terms of the general organisation and shape of the team, I was impressed and it is good to see our fitness levels improving match by match. We were up against a team up who start their League campaign next week so there were plenty of positives to take from the game and other things that we still need to work on. Our tactical play will develop over the next couple of weeks.

“We made a lot of substitutions at half time so we lost out flow slightly, but there were plenty of good individual performances. The week in general has gone well for us up in Scotland - I am delighted with the outcome.”

Summer signing Joel Lynch made his first start of pre-season alongside Peter Clarke and Simon was pleased with the defenders contribution.

“It was good to see Joel Lynch out there for a decent period of time. He was only suffering with a little niggle before the trip and I think the fans that attended the game could see what he is all about; he was composed on the ball, defended when he had to and was very mobile.”

Sean Scannell and Lee Novak joined Jordan Rhodes in the pre-season goal tally with one a piece and Simon was pleased with the build-up play to both goals.

“It was a good move that lead to Lee Novak’s opener, I think everybody in the ground expected Jordan to shoot, but he showed his unselfishness and laid it on a plate for Lee. Also, I am delighted for Sean to have got his first goal for the Club; I think you saw today that he is a fantastic footballer who can be a match winner.”

Town are next in pre-season action against Crewe on Wednesday 1 August, for ticket information click HERE.

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