Gobern targeting points against Hull
Midfielder Oscar Gobern has made a real impact since returning from injury and he wants to play his part in securing Town’s npower Championship status – starting against Hull City on Saturday.
Gobern missed six months with a troublesome ankle injury following the Capital One Cup tie with Preston in August, but returned for Town’s 2-1 FA Cup triumph over Leicester to good effect.
Now Oscar wants to reward the Club for its patience with more good performances in the remaining eight games of the season.
“The Club has been great with my injuries and I’m just hoping to repay them on the pitch and help them get the points we need as a team,” Gobern told htafc.com. “We have 24 points to play for now in eight games, so the more points the better.
“I’ve been out for quite a while and it’s great to be back out there. It’s just great to be out there training with the lads again. I hope that I’m doing my part for the team and hopefully we will get the win on Saturday.
“The first few weeks of my injury were not too bad but I was hoping it wouldn’t be out for too long. It did drag on quite a bit and as the weeks went on it got more frustrating but you have to just stick in there because it’s part and parcel of the football game.”
Before the international break Town secured a 2-1 West Yorkshire derby win over Leeds and Gobern is hopeful that the team can carry that form into the clash with high-flying Hull.
“It was a great win against Leeds,” Gobern said. “With this international break, I think it has stopped our momentum but we have just got to go again in the big game on Saturday and give it our best shot.”
Jermaine Beckford made his return from injury in the victory over Leeds and Gobern says he is a key component in the Terriers’ setup.
“He is a massive player for us. Even when he came on against Leeds, he gave us that impetus to carry on and get the second goal. When you have a player like that trying to score at any time of the game it’s great.”
Town host promotion-chasing Hull this Saturday and Gobern explained the team’s mentality is to pick up points, regardless of their threat.
“The Manager is always instilling in the players that every game you have to treat the opposition with respect, no matter where they are in the league. Against Charlton I think we took our foot off the gas a little bit which is probably why we didn’t get the result but I’m sure the Manager will have us ready for Saturday.
“I’ve never played Hull in my career but the lads tell me that they are a pretty good team so we’ll have to be at our best.”
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