Midfielder confident ahead of KC trip
Keith Southern looks set to make a return to the fold on Tuesday night at Hull and believes that Town can progress to the Fourth Round.
The midfielder, who is yet to appear this season as a result of an injury picked up in pre-season, believes the Terriers can defeat the Tigers at the KC Stadium.
“Hull are at home and all the pressure is on them,” said Keith. “We expect that they will make changes from Saturday, but they will still field a very strong team. We believe we can go to the KC Stadium and win.”
The former Blackpool man has featured in an U21 and a behind closed doors game in recent weeks and told htafc.com that he is feeling good.
“I have been back training for a couple of weeks now and have played a few reserve games; I am looking forward to the game on Tuesday night.
“I hadn't suffered a muscle injury during my career, so to get a calf tear in training was very disappointing. At first I left it about ten days before getting back into training because I was desperate to get back out there. I didn’t give it long enough, though, and it flared up again. As a result I had to rest for a sustained period of time to make sure the healing process was complete.
“I was out for about five weeks, which was really disappointing, but there is nothing that can be done about it now. I am fit and looking forward to being back involved.”
Mark Robins has hinted that a couple of Town’s U21 squad may be given a chance at Hull and having played alongside them Keith believes they are ready to make the step up.
“Some of them are in their early 20s and I suppose that is an age where it is do or die when it comes to being a professional footballer. They need to step up to the plate and from what I have seen in training and games; I believe they are good enough. They are an honest, hardworking group who want to get better.”
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