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1 April 2013

Mark previews Tuesday’s games at Bolton

With the teams around Town getting positive results on Easter Monday, Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins issued a clear statement ahead of Tuesday night’s game at Bolton – it’s down to us.

“It’s down to us and our performances. Tuesday night is a massive game, but they are all big games now and there is no need to panic,” Mark told

“Just before the international break we got a great result against Leeds, but if anyone thought that was the job done they had another thing coming. We have to work until the final whistle of the final game; we owe that to everybody, including the supporters. 

“We did ok against Hull, but we didn’t create anything so in the final third we need to have a bit more quality. We restricted the team second in the League to limited chances, but unfortunately the one bit of quality in the game saw (George) Boyd stick it in the top corner. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but we worked hard. We just need to get that quality in the final third right.”

Following Saturday’s home defeat to the Tigers, Robins is pleased his team will get the chance to put things right so quickly.

“You want the games. In a sense it’s a bit of a disadvantage that we’re playing after everyone else, but we know what we have to do; it’s in our hands and we have to perform. That’s the only criteria in the final seven games; we have 21 points to play for and we have to pick as many up as we can do. 

“We’ve been clawed back a bit today because the teams below us are winning, but we just have to do the same.”

Robins has seen his side put in some impressive performances on the road since arriving at the Club in mid-February and he is confident they can get the result they want at the Reebok Stadium.  

“When we’re on our game and everyone is focussed on putting a real shift in, we can cause teams problems. We have to do that tomorrow night at Bolton. They have a decent home record and we have to be mindful of that and pay them the respect they are due, but also we will go there with a positive mind-set.

“This division gives you the chance to go and play at good stadia and whoever you play, there is always a challenge. The games are opportunities for us to pick up points. If you look at the table it is crazy – we are four points from mid-table – but we have to pick those points up.”

Town will be without the suspended Adam Clayton and injured Keith Southern for the game at Bolton, but otherwise Robins has a strong squad to choose from. 

He continued: “You need a full squad to choose from at all times, but there will be some niggling injuries – bumps and bruises – at this stage of the season. That’s nothing we shouldn’t be able to overcome though.

“From my perspective everyone that goes out has to put a real shift in and perform to their best.”

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