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30 August 2013

Midfielder taking it game by game

Oliver Norwood knows from experience that Town should keep their feet on the ground despite the promising start made to the season.

The Northern Ireland international was integral as Town made an equally good start to the league last season before a poor period of form over winter almost cost the Terriers their place in the Championship.

“It is important that we keep our feet on the ground,” he told “We made a similar start to last season and then individuals’ form dropped off, mine included, and we found it tough to stay in the division.

“We aren’t getting carried away with things and we know we are only as good as our last game; we need to keep winning games.”

The Terriers have only conceded three league goals in five matches – a remarkable improvement on last season. 

“We have tried to make ourselves harder to beat this season because the amount of goals that we conceded was shocking,” he said. “I think we have addressed that so far and some of that is down to the new system that we are playing. We also look a threat going forward.

“It is all testament to the Manager; he has rejuvenated a number of players, myself included again, and has got us playing.  

“The formation we are playing allows me to get on the ball more often,” he continued. “There were some games last season when the midfielders were getting a little bit of neck ache watching the ball fly forward. Our new style of play suits my type of game and I feel like I have played quite well so far.”

Ollie notched three goals last season and is hopeful for more this term.

“I thought I had one on Tuesday night, but Hoggy (Jonathan) managed to get in the way of it! I want to try and get my name on the score sheet and I feel a lot fitter in myself to be able to get into the box and make a difference.” 

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