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29 November 2013

Midfielder aiming to beat home town club

Oliver Norwood could be in for the the cold shoulder from family and friends this weekend if he helps Town to victory over Burnley.

The Burnley-born midfielder is surrounded by Clarets fans and told that he wouldn’t be able to live it down if Town don't win on Saturday.

“A lot of my friends follow Burnley up and down the country and as they are my local team it is good when they are doing well,” he said. “That all goes out of the window on Saturday, though, as I have a job to do with Huddersfield. Hopefully we can knock them off their perch at the top.

“Not many would have predicted Burnley’s impressive start, but they have shown what you can do with a good team spirit and quality players. They have good partnerships all over the pitch, non more so than in attack with Sam Vokes and Danny Ings. Those two have fired them to the top of the league.

“We know what we have to do and where we can exploit them and hopefully we will be able to put that into practice on Saturday.”

Norwood was impressive in the Terriers’ victory over Sheffield Wednesday and wants to keep looking up the table.

“It was a much needed win because we want to be challenging in the top half of the table,” said the 22 year-old. “It was a massive victory and you could see what it meant to everyone; it was also good to see the two lads (Adam Clayton and Martin Paterson) back in and performing well. 

“Pato is raring to go and was made up after he got his first goal. He will tell you more than anybody how disappointed he was with the start that he made. He struggled to hit the ground running, but he has opened his account and hopefully he can kick on. The way that he and James Vaughan hurry and hassle defenders gives us an excellent platform to build on.

“As a group we have made strides forward from last season,” he added. “We talk a lot about the defensive record, which has improved a lot."

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