Town’s First Team Coach on tonight’s game at Peterborough
Town’s First Team Coach Glynn Snodin told htafc.com that the Terriers will be ready for tonight’s tricky npower Championship game at Peterborough United; 7.45pm kick-off at London Road.
Glynn faced the press at Canalside Sports Complex on Monday afternoon with Manager Simon Grayson feeling a little under the weather, but as ‘Snods’ explained the illness is unlikely to keep the boss away from Town today!
“It’s very rare that he’s off; I’ve been working with him for four and a half years and I’ve never known him be unwell,” Snodin told the Club’s official website. “It must be bad if he’s gone home, but obviously he didn’t want to pass a bug onto the players – especially with a game tomorrow.”
Town go into the game on the back of a very impressive 2-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and ‘Snods’ is now looking for the team to reproduce that form on a regular basis:
“For the first hour against Wolves I thought we were magnificent – not only the ability and quality, but the sheer hard work the players put in.
“Great teams do that on a regular, consistent basis to win championships and get promoted and that’s what we’ve got to get into this group of players. We know they can do it and they have set the standard, but it’s no good doing it for three games in every six or seven – we need them to do that for six or seven games.”
Key to that win was Town’s new look strike pairing of James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford and Snodin paid tribute to the loan duo:
“Any back four will be aware of them. It didn’t matter who we were playing against on Saturday – if they perform like that, they are a match for anybody. We look at the opposition on DVD and in person to see their strengths and weaknesses and if our opponents do that too, they must fear our front two.
“We know Jermaine well and he scores many different types of goals – his goal on Saturday was just one type. I think both goals on Saturday were magnificent; two great crosses and two great finishes from two great players.”
Peterborough have endured a tough start to the season and currently sit at the bottom of the npower Championship table, but Glynn is expecting a very difficult game on a tight London Road pitch.
“Our job off the field as technical staff is ensure our lads are focussed on Tuesday night. We can’t just go out there, put the shirts on and expect to win – from experience we all know that doesn’t happen. This Championship can bite you on the backside again and again, so we’ll make sure the team is ready and focussed with the aim of reproducing the standards of Tuesday night.
“They have some good players and although they are at the bottom of the table, things can change quickly. They showed their ability by winning at Hull a few weeks ago and they followed that up with a win at Barnsley. They’ve shown they can do it and we have to be on our guard and ready. We’ll pay the proper respect to them, but hopefully we’ll have too much in our armoury.”
Town are in the lofty position of third in the Championship table after an impressive start to the campaign, but Glynn is well aware of the difficulties of maintaining consistency in this division:
“We’re on such a high after beating Wolves and everyone knows we are third now, but like I’ve said the Championship can surprise you. We had setbacks against Watford and Leicester when things were going well and after that we had a little chat – and the response against Birmingham, in terms of the performance and the result, was fantastic. Hopefully we learned a lesson then and we will make sure we produce on Tuesday night.”
Town go into the game with a fairly clean bill of health; only Oscar Gobern (ankle) is on the treatment table now defender Joel Lynch has recovered from his recent injury
“Joel is fine – he had another little run-out at Barnsley yesterday. Everybody is fine at the moment and wants to play. When things are going well everyone wants to be out there, regardless of any little niggles!
“What a great bench we can have at the moment; you look at the likes of Adam Hammill, Joel Lynch, Sean Scannell, Lee Novak, Alan Lee, Scott Arfield and Anton Robinson and you know we can change it if things aren’t going well.”
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