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7 February 2014

Mark looking forward to back to back home games

Mark Robins expects to have a number of key players back when the Terriers take on Wigan this Saturday.

Town’s Manager was coy on specifically who will be available, but admitted that everyone was back in training.

“There is only Daniel Carr who has a problem,” he said. “I have pretty much a full pool of players to pick from. One or two have suffered a little illness this week and missed a bit of training, but the majority of players are fit and ready to go.

“Adam Hammill’s knee was badly swollen, but he has worked hard to get back fit and he has returned to training.”

Following three away games in the Championship, Mark said it was nice to be back on home soil: “It is good to be back and facing two big tests. Both Wigan and Nottingham Forest have recruited in January to achieve promotion to the Premier League. 

“The expectation is on Wigan; they should win tomorrow’s game and go on to achieve promotion to the Premier League. Those are the demands that Uwe (Rosler) is currently under and at the moment they are still a little way off achieving those aims.

“We have coped well with the rigours of the league for the majority of the season and it is important that we keep enjoying our football. I want the players to keep creating chances and entertaining the fans because we have people in the squad who will put them away.”

Town’s three away games culminated in a heavy defeat at Elland Road on Saturday, but Mark has been pleased with the reaction of his players.

He said: “Sometimes in this division you are going to get a beating and last Saturday was the first time we have suffered a heavy defeat.

“A poor 45 minutes cost us and we never recovered after conceding the second goal. One or two players went into their shells, which is unusual. 

“We won’t overreact and even though it hurt at the time, we have put it behind us. 

“Monday was a difficult day and there were a few bad tempers, but training has been of a good standard since.”

The emergency loan window opened today, however Mark was more concerned at making his current crop of players better, rather than recruiting new ones.

“It is quiet at the moment. There won’t be any players coming in. We are happy with what we have got and I am looking forward to working with them to make them the best they can be. They are working hard and I have got no complaints.” 

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