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14 December 2013

Dixon reflects on home defeat to Reading

Despite today’s 1-0 home defeat to Reading, Paul Dixon took solace in Town’s performance.

“Over the piece we feel a bit deflated, because the performance and the chances were there – we just couldn’t quite take them,” Paul told

“Unfortunately we also let one in at the other end, because apart from their goal they never really threatened us much; I felt we were the team in the ascendancy for most of the game. They have just come down from the Premier League and they are a good team, but I felt we made them look average today. 

“I thought we were really good in large spells of the game. We are playing good stuff and we need to keep doing what the Manager is trying to get us to do. If we do, it will come off.” 

Dixon came as close as anyone to getting Town on the scoresheet today, flashing a right-footed drive just wide in the 19th minute. As it is, he is still searching for his debut goal for the Terriers after 52 appearances. 

“It was nosebleed territory for me there, especially on my right foot!” he joked. “Fingers crossed my first Huddersfield Town goal will come soon; I’ll keep trying. 

“The Manager has asked me to do a job down the left and I just try to do it to the best of my ability to keep myself in the team each week. So far I’m managing, so I’m happy enough. I am a wing-back in a five, but if the play develops down our right I tuck in and become a full back. Sometimes when we’re under the cosh I tuck back into a back four, but also I need to get myself forward and produce crosses. It is new for me because I’ve been an out-and-out left back for my whole professional career, but I’m enjoying it.” 

After two straight defeats, the Scottish international is keen to refocus on next weekend’s game at Brighton & Hove Albion – saying the Terriers should fear no team in the second tier. 

“It’s a tough one to take today, but we’ll take the positives from it and move on to the game next week. If we were standing here having created no chances and getting beaten 1-0, we would have a serious problem to sort out. As it is, it’s a fine line between defeat and getting a result. 

“It’s unfortunate that we’ve now last two games on the bounce after a good run of wins, but I’m sure we’ll get back on the winning trail again soon. We’ll keep working hard.

“The main thing is to keep believing in ourselves, because if we do we can beat anybody in this League. Week in, week out in the Championship, teams are beating other teams regardless of their position in the League.”

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