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18 January 2013

Defender previews Saturday's clash

A decision as to Saturday’s game at Watford taking place or not will be made at 9am on match day morning.

The 9am decision will also be communicated via both club's official Twitter feeds: @watfordfcsays and @htafcdotcom.

Jack Hunt believes that Town’s late goal against Birmingham City last weekend could kick off a good run for the Terriers - starting this weekend at Watford.

Adam Hammill’s injury-time equaliser against the Blues rescued a point, but continued an 11-match run without a win in the league.

However, Hunt believes that Town’s performances have been improving and it’s only time until the elusive league victory.

“The results haven’t gone for us and people will point out the things that are going wrong, but it was good to show some character to get the draw in the end,” Hunt said.

“We all know that the performances haven’t been right, but you do need something to kick off a good run and hopefully the match against Birmingham has done that for us. It is definitely something that we can take into this weekend as a positive.

“I think a win in the league will just settle everyone down. We’re probably making more individual errors as we’re trying harder to get that win.”

The 22-year-old recognises the strength of Watford’s attacking prowess, but feels that the performance at Selhurst Park before Christmas puts Town in good stead.

“We coped well against Crystal Palace and Watford are a similar team with their attacking qualities,” he said.

“They are a very good team and they showed that when they beat us 3-2 earlier in the season. 

“We realise that we have leaked a lot of goals recently, so we are desperately trying to tighten up at the back.”

Since Gianfranco Zola’s arrival at Vicarage Road the Hornets have been one of the surprise packages of the npower Championship this season.

“You might look at Watford and usually consider them as a mid-table team, but the manager has done really well during his time there,” Hunt said.

“I watched them on the TV against Brighton a few weeks ago and they really impressed me; I think they are a real threat for promotion.”

The Italian has added a number of Europeans to the Hertfordshire club during his reign, who have also impressed Hunt.

“Fernando Forestieri played really well against us earlier in the season and Matej Vydra has been scoring plenty of goals. 

“They’ve also got Nathaniel Chalobah on loan from Chelsea and he has also been impressive when I’ve seen him,” Hunt added.

Recently, Hunt has been the subject of media speculation regarding a transfer, but he recognises that this weekend’s fixture is the only thing that matters.

“It’s obviously nice to hear things being said about you, but as far as I am concerned I am a Huddersfield Town player and just want to put in decent performances on the pitch to get three points for Town on Saturday. 

“It shows that you’re doing a job and that people are watching you, but at the moment I’m just looking forward to the match against Watford,” Hunt told

“Simon (Grayson) has been a great manager for me and I think the defensive side of my game has improved under him. 

“I was pleased to get more attacking runs on Saturday, but my crossing was disappointing and I would usually class myself as a good crosser of the ball.

“You get a bit more time on the ball at this level and to be playing against better wingers week in, week out, has definitely improved my game.”

For an update on conditions at Vicarage Road ahead of tomorrow's game click HERE

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