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WARD: THE 3 POINTS ARE MASSIVE

15 February 2014

Danny on the 2-1 win at St. Andrew’s

Danny Ward stressed that the three points are all that matters after coming away from Birmingham City’s St. Andrew’s with a 2-1 win.

“We’re buzzing in the dressing room. We’ve not had the best results of late, barring the Wigan game, and so to come away to Birmingham and put on a solid performance and get the three points is fantastic. We’re annoyed about their late goal that cost us the clean sheet, but the three points are all that matters. 

“We know what our capabilities are. Once we get the ball passing, like we did in the first 15 minutes today, we can really hurt teams. We sat back a bit after we scored, but we got going again in the second-half and got another goal.

“I thought everyone was class today. The centre backs were fantastic and you can’t fault anyone. We had one lapse in concentration and thankfully the game was wrapped up by then.”

Ward setup both Town goals today and was delighted to contribute on his 100th League start after replacing the injured James Vaughan in the starting line-up.

“I started up front with Nahki and we got the goal. I saw Ollie make the run and thought I would clip the ball over; fortunately it came off. I can’t take the credit away from Ollie though, because it was a superb first touch and finish. It’s just as good to set someone up as it is scoring yourself and I’ve set both up today. 

“In the second-half we changed it and I dropped onto the left to stop their right back getting out. We have the players in our team to manoeuvre people about and still put on good performances.”

Mark Robins played Danny up front again today – a position he is keen to play.

“As long as my name is on the team-sheet, I’m not too fussy – especially if we play well. 

“When I first started out in football I was a striker, but when I went to Swindon on loan I filled in on the left wing and did alright. As a result, everyone considers me to be a left winger. As long as I’m doing well for the team, it really doesn’t matter.”

Next up for the Terriers are consecutive home games against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

“We’ve got two massive derby games coming up on home soil now. Hopefully we can carry this level of performance through and kick on. I’m confident after today’s game.

“With the players we’ve brought in, you can see where Dean (Hoyle) wants to go; he’s a fantastic Chairman. We have the players in this team to do very well in this division. It’s a fantastic Club.”

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