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5 November 2014

Midweek goal-scorer Bunn talks new contracts, Derby & Fulham

Harry Bunn was delighted to extend his stay at Huddersfield Town yesterday, but didn’t get the celebration he was looking for at Derby County.

The 21 year-old signed a contract extension that keeps him at ‘The Yorkshire Club’ until at least 2017 on Tuesday morning (click HERE for full info), but despite scoring at the iPRO Stadium the Terriers lost 3-2 to Derby in the latest Sky Bet Championship game of the season.

Regardless of the result, Harry told that committing his future to the Club was an absolute no-brainer.

“It wasn’t a hard decision to sign at all, because the Club is moving forward. I like the new Manager and the rest of the staff here and the lads are good as well. I’m delighted to be staying here,” Harry explained.

“The Manager has kept the ball rolling with me. I owe a lot to ‘Lills’ (Mark Lillis) for putting me in the team in the first place, but the new Manager has shown faith in me by keeping me there. 

“I think you can see in our performances that everyone is enjoying playing for the Manager. We’re going out full of confidence and in a positive frame of mind. We feel like we can get results against anyone.”

Bunn’s contract extension was very well received on social media, with fans getting in touch with the Club and the player to send their well wishes.

Harry continued: “The fans here have been brilliant with me since I broke into the team. Whether we win or lose they are quite positive towards me. It was nice to see some of the comments on Twitter yesterday.”

Unfortunately things didn’t go quite according to plan at Derby, with Town’s unbeaten streak coming to an end at seven games.  Powell’s side did create chances against the promotion hopefuls over the course of the 90 minutes and Harry believes that a positive result might have come on another day.

“I thought the boys played well. Going to Derby is probably one of the toughest games of the season, but I thought we gave a good account of ourselves. On another night we might have taken a couple more of our chances and come away with a result.”

Now Bunn is keen to bounce back as soon as possible, with Town’s first opportunity coming on Saturday at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

“In the Championship a few consecutive wins will see you rise up the table, but equally you can drop after a string of losses. It’s important for us to get back to winning ways; that will be the aim on Saturday. 

“We went seven games unbeaten ahead of last night and to beat Nottingham Forest – a team that will be up there at the end of the season – has given us real confidence at the moment. That was probably the best we’ve played all season; we were brilliant.

“If anything, the loss at Derby will make us want to win even more on Saturday. We want to get back on track and to put another run together. We all feel like we can do that.”

Over 2,400 Town fans have already bought tickets for the game in London (only 226 remain – supporters should call 01484 484123 ASAP to get theirs) and Bunn is looking forward to hearing them cheer on the team.

“The Huddersfield fans always travel in good numbers and it should be a good atmosphere again on Saturday. The boys will respond to that.”

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