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7 March 2014

Defender wants to end the season strongly

Huddersfield Town defender Murray Wallace returned to the starting line up in the emphatic win over Barnsley and is looking for more of the same at Doncaster.

Wallace, who will make the 50th appearance of his career if selected at the Keepmoat, wants to see the Terriers finish strongly over the next 13 games.

He said: “Personally I want to finish the season strongly and as a team we want to finish as high as possible. When we mention the Play-Offs it almost becomes a little bit of a curse and we end up losing a few games. We just want to pick up as many points as possible and see where it takes us. 

“Improving our consistency is something we are looking at, but it won’t be easy against Doncaster because they will be hurting after last week’s defeat. We can’t take anything for granted, but we are focused on gaining a good result.”

Murray’s previous appearance before the Barnsley game was at Elland Road over a month ago and he was delighted to be handed another chance.

“It was a great result against Barnsley and I was happy to be back in the team. Hopefully I will keep my place on Saturday and continue to push on. 

“I wouldn’t say that this season has been frustrating; at the startit was just because I was eager to kick on with my career, but over the last couple of months I have been involved a lot. This season has been better than last term and I feel like I have made a mark."

Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady has often proved Town’s nemesis, but Wallace made light work of him: “He is a big boy! It was a good challenge and one that I enjoyed. The more experienced players always give you a good game.”

Despite being out of the side during most of February, Wallace had been working hard to improve his game following advice from Mark Robins.

“He (Robins) was pleased with the impact I made the last time I featured in the squad, but did give me a few things to work on,” said the 21 year-old. “I think I need to improve my one-on-one defending and also my running technique. I have been working with Dan Hughes, one of the Club’s Sports Scientists, to try and become quicker and more powerful.”

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