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ADAM LOOKS FOR POSITIVES

15 March 2014

Hammill reviews today’s loss to Blackburn

Adam Hammill was keen to focus on the positives despite today’s 4-2 home reversal at the hands of Blackburn Rovers after the full-time whistle.

The Terriers had a good half-hour spell at the end of the first-half as they fought back to level the scores after Jordan Rhodes’ early opener, but the visiting striker punished some individual errors in the second-half to secure all three points. 

“I don’t think we really got started in the first 10 minutes, but after that we were superior by far throughout the first-half,” Adam told htafc.com

“We carved them open a few times and we could have been out of sight on another day – we even had chances at the start of the second-half. We played some really good football at times during the game today. 

“That’s the harsh reality of football though. Teams in this division have players like Jordan Rhodes who can kill teams off. Unfortunately for us, he did that today.

“A few individual errors have cost us when we were pressing to equalise, so it feels like we have gifted them the game. We can’t dwell on those though, because players like Adam Clayton and Alex Smithies have been outstanding for us this season. 

“The team as a whole are responsible for every performance and the dressing room is disappointed. We have to learn from our errors and we’ll start trying to put things right on Monday by working our socks off on the training ground.”

It was Hammill who netted his second goal in consecutive home games to make it 1-1 during the first-half, although it looked like his ball across the face of goal might have taken a deflection on its way inside the far post. 

“It was definitely on target, so I’m taking it as my goal,” he continued. “I’m sure when people watch it back on TV they will agree; it was a cross-come-shot that was on target.

“It was nice to get the goal, as that’s an area I want to improve on. I had my family here today and funnily enough my nephew, James, plays for Blackburn – he came in his Blackburn kit today and I had to buy him a Huddersfield one! I went over to celebrate with them; it was a nice moment. 

“It’s not about that today though. We were targeting the win and obviously we’re disappointed that hasn’t happened.”

Hammill is excited by the potential partnership that Nahki Wells and returning top scorer James Vaughan could form, with the home faithful seeing a glimmer of the duo’s effectiveness in Town’s second goal.

“Nahki caused problems; he really put himself about. I’m delighted he got the goal today, because he’s worked tremendously hard for the team since he came in. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing the partnership between him and James (Vaughan) develop. James gives you a presence; I think everyone in the League is a bit scared of him. His work ethic and the way he puts himself about is incredible and he put a great header down for Nahki today, who did well to twist the defender around and fire home.”

With 10 games left this season, Hammill is keen to get back to winning ways as soon as possible: 

“We need to build for next season. We’ve got a young team, but an exciting one and I think the future is positive. Losing today shouldn’t detract from that.” 

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