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24 January 2014

Mark calls for more of the same following excellent away following

Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins praised the 1,868 Terriers who travelled to QPR and called for more of the same support this weekend.

“The fans were magnificent at Loftus Road last Saturday and were noisier than the QPR fans,” said Mark. “Hopefully they will encourage us to another victory on Saturday.”

Sadly, the Terriers couldn’t send them home with any points, but Mark saw plenty of promise in the performance.

“We need to add a little bit of cutting edge to our game,” he said. “We had a lot of chances at QPR and we had them on the rack, but putting them to the sword is the next step. I was happy with the way we performed though, and I want us to take that forward.”

Town’s next opportunity to continue their good form comes in the form of a familiar opposition, Charlton Athletic.

The Terriers have already beaten the Addicks twice on home soil this season and knocked them out of the FA Cup last term courtesy of Jermaine Beckford.

Mark said: “They are well managed and have some decent players. They bring a lot of experience at this level and having watched them in midweek, they will be a threat. 

“They did really well to get through in the end after being two goals behind in the first game, but they won easily on Tuesday night.

“Yann Kermorgant presents a huge threat while Simon Church was at it against Oxford, he looked lively.”

Town’s squad on Saturday has the potential to feature a couple of new faces following four new arrivals; however Nahki Wells and Joe Lolley are cup-tied.

Speaking about Sondre Tronstrad, Mark said: “He is a great lad, different class in fact. He is currently trying to find a place to live in the area and is getting used to a new country, culture and club. It remains to be seen how good he can be; at 18 he has plenty of promise and is very talented. Hopefully we can improve him and bring him through. He is intelligent and technically very good; we hope that he enjoys it and progresses.

“Nahki Wells and Joe Lolley are cup-tied, but that is compensated by one or two others who can step in. We are awaiting international clearance on Sondre and I am not advocating that he will be starting if available, but he may be in the squad. 

“Harry Bunn is definitely in my plans," Mark continued. "He has scored in every game that he has played at Development Squad level and is showing signs of promise. He will be involved in some capacity.”

Mark also delivered good news on the injury front: “Peter Clarke has been back in training for three or four days and is nearing a return, while James Vaughan is fine. We are looking in decent health at the moment.

“Peter is close to being available, but then he has to work hard to get back into the starting line-up. Tommy Smith has done very well in his absence, which leaves me with good options in that area.”

Town fans should pay on the gate on Saturday: £10 adults and £5 concessions

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