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12 January 2013

Simon hails Hammill’s impact

Simon Grayson described the Terriers’ point against Birmingham as extremely valuable following Adam Hammill’s injury time strike.

The on loan Wolves man’s moment of magic rescued a point for Town against the Blues.

“I am relieved that we have got something out of the game; it could prove to be a valuable point,” said Simon. “We started well and I thought that we passed the ball with a purpose and created a few opportunities.

“Butland (Jack) has made a fantastic save to deny Scannell (Sean) and I thought that we showed a good desire and attitude. We lacked a little bit of cutting edge and quality in the final third to finish our chances.” 

He continued: “Scannell was a constant threat in the first half and I thought that Oliver Norwood and Adam Clayton passed it around well, while Neil Danns settled in nicely.”

Birmingham scored on the stroke of half time and looked set to secure the three points after a resolute display of defending. 

“Their goal was a killer blow at half time and you could sense that both the players and the fans got anxious as the game wore on. The players’ confidence was dwindling a little and they were doing things that they wouldn’t normally do. We had to throw bodies forward towards the end and we were indebted to Alex Smithies for keeping us in the game at times. However, at the other end Jack Butland made a great save to deny Alan Lee and then Adam Hammill pops up with a big of magic to get the goal.”

Despite the point, the result continues Town’s winless streak in the league which stands at eleven games,

“We wanted more from the game, we wanted to win,” said Simon. “There was nothing in the first half and if anything we shaded it. There was just a little bit missing that was preventing us from getting that goal.”

Hammill’s goal could prove to be his last contribution in a Huddersfield Town shirt as the winger’s loan expires on Sunday.

“Adam will go back to Wolves on Monday and I will have a conversation with Dean Saunders regarding the situation, which could be completely out of our hands. He might want to have a look at him and give him an opportunity. If the goal proves to be Adam’s last contribution for Huddersfield Town then what a way to go out.”

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