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5 December 2014

Skipper backs the side to get back to winning ways

Huddersfield Town Captain Mark Hudson believes Town will soon get back to winning ways if the players maintain their standards.

The centre back has vast experience of the Sky Bet Championship and knows just what it takes for sides to be successful at this level, as he showed during his time at previous club Cardiff City. 

Despite a run of four games without a win, Mark believes that the signs are still good for the Club.

“Obviously we’ve not been winning games, but during the games we’ve played well. In this moment, we’ve perhaps taken our foot off the gas in certain areas. We can hurt teams and we’ve been doing that, but without taking chances in games. That was certainly the case at Bolton last weekend, when we had enough chances to win the game. 

“Away from home, you have to take your chances. We didn’t and from their two good chances, they took one. As the Manager said, those are the fine lines of the Championship. 

“We can’t dwell on things too much; it’s not about pressing the panic button. I don’t think you can, especially at this point in the year. There’s a long way to go and a lot of football to be played. 

“We’ve been back on the training field and we know we can get back to what we were doing three weeks ago – hurting teams and winning games. I’m really confident we will do, because we’re still playing well. If we keep that up, the tide will turn and we’ll start winning games again.

“I’m really confident in what the Manager is doing; the way he has been setting us out to attack teams. We’ve constantly shown we carry a threat and can create chances, which is a good sign.”

Mark believes that the level of competition for places in the squad will maintain those aforementioned standards:

“It’s great that players like Tommy Smith have the likes of Lee Peltier pushing for his place, because it forces him to keep his standards high. We’ve got good quality in the squad; players want to play and are pushing for shirts. 

“Every player trains hard all week because they want to play at the end of it. Everyone is working hard – we just need to change those fine margins in our favour to win games again.” 

Town’s desire to record a three point haul will be matched by today’s visitors Brentford, who arrive at the John Smith’s Stadium on a winning streak that has seen them push into promotion contention.

Mark explained: “They’ve been playing really well; I think they’ve surprised quite a few people. I don’t think you should ever be surprised at this division though. 

“We’ve worked on them a little bit in terms of how they produce their performances, the team they put out and what positions they are strong in. We will have to be on our guard.

“Since I arrived at the Club, we’ve played well at home. Now we have to maintain that standard against a team we feel we can get three points from.”

Watch Mark and Town take on Brentford this Saturday - admission at the gate is just £10 adults & £5 juniors! 

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