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25 February 2013

Midfielder looks ahead to Turf Moor trip

Ollie Norwood is going back home tomorrow night and will be looking to bring back three points when he returns to Huddersfield.

The former Manchester United junior spent his childhood in Burnley and has plenty of family and friends who support the Clarets.

“I am looking forward to going back there,” he said. “Turf Moor is literally around the corner from my Mum and Dad’s house and I spent quite a bit of time watching games there as a kid. 

“Hopefully I will get a chance to show what I can do; I played there last season with Coventry and we got a decent result. It is also a special occasion going back and playing there; a lot of my friends and family will be at the game.”

Burnley has struggled in the league of late and are in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle.

“It has been a strange league this year; it has been proven that any team can beat anyone on their day,” said Ollie. “As the Gaffer has spoken about, if we can get a couple of wins under our belt we will pull away from the trouble that we are in. We will go to Turf Moor with a positive attitude and hopefully come away with a positive result.

“The new manager turned their season around. When we played Burnley earlier in the season we turned them over easily. He plays a different style of football and it has suited them well. Speaking to my friends from Burnley they have all been really impressed with some of the performances that they have turned in.”

The Terriers are on the cusp of the relegation zone following Saturday’s stalemate and will be looking to record their first victory under new boss Mark Robins. 

“Everybody has got to pull together,” Ollie told “We can’t afford to drop into the relegation zone; we need to start looking up the table. Personally, I need to work hard to get back into the team and then do my best to stay in their when I get the chance. As a footballer you are going to have times when you are out of favour and it is about what you do during those periods that can decide how well you do.

“The battling spirit at Coventry last season was superb, sadly in the end it didn’t work out and we ended up getting relegated. I have seen how much hurt it can have on players and the effect that it can have on them. Nobody wants to get relegated and we are trying our best to make sure that Huddersfield Town doesn’t. The players need to take responsibility and be counted in every game that they play in. We need to treat every game as a cup final and go for the win. I believe that we will be fine, but we all need to pull together to make sure that we stay safe.”

Town fans can pay on the day at Turf Moor!

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