Town’s England U21 left back previews Saturday
Jack Robinson is looking forward to Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game at Fulham, where he’s aiming to help Town bounce straight back from a first defeat in eight games.
That loss came at high-flying Derby County in midweek, where the Terriers came away on the wrong side of a 3-2 score-line.
“It was always going to be tough at Derby; we were playing a great team,” Jack told htafc.com. “We started poorly, but we got better. Unfortunately the third goal made it very difficult for us to get back in the game and our second came too late.”
The midweek setback hasn’t prevented the QPR loanee from enjoying his time at ‘The Yorkshire Club’ so far.
“I’ve settled right in; the lads have been brilliant and have helped me a lot. It’s always nice having a few fellow Scousers around and that’s made it easier for me, but everyone has been great. That’s let me concentrate on my football and I’ve been really enjoying it.
“I want to keep playing well. QPR has sent me on loan here to get games and further my experience, so all I can do is play well and show everyone what I can do.
“I just have to consider myself a Huddersfield Town player right now. I want to do the best I can for the team. I’ll think about what happens next season after this one is done!”
One particular aspect Jack has enjoyed is his partnership with Town’s in-form wingers; Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell.
“To be honest, Harry has surprised me a lot – he’s really, really good. Harry and ‘Scanz’ have impressed me the most and it’s no surprise people are talking about them, because they are really good players.
“Both of them have unbelievable engines; they run all day. They do the defensive work, which helps me and Tommy (Smith) a lot, but then they go forwards and they’re taking players on!
“I feel sorry for my fellow left backs because ‘Scanz’ takes the mick sometimes. I hate playing against him in training, because he’s so quick. It’s good for me though, because it keeps me on my toes.
‘Bunny’ is the same at times; he gets his bum in the way and turns and you can’t get the ball off him. He’s brilliant for me to play with because I can give him the ball and let him do what he does. It’s good to build up a partnership with a winger, because you build an understanding.”
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Another man who is impressing at the Club is new Manager Chris Powell, as Jack explained:
“He’s got us playing as a team. We all know exactly what we’re doing going into games now; we have a really good game-plan. I think the back four has been solid defensively, but the forwards and wingers are doing their job brilliantly by working back as well as going forward. That really helps the team.
“The Manager and Alex Dyer simply come across as normal people. They’re not overly strict with anyone; they get along with every person and they really give you confidence going into the games. We all respect what they’ve done here and in the past.
“As a former England left-back, he’s given me some good pointers along the way. He’s got a lot more experience than me and I’m trying to take in every little thing he says.”
Jack was summoned back into the England Under-21 squad by Gareth Southgate yesterday – he watched Town defeat Nottingham Forest last weekend – and the left back is looking forward to two games for his country next week.
“It will be good to get back with the squad on Monday. Playing Portugal and then France will be good tests; it will be good to see how we get on against them.”
Before that, he wants to help Town sign off for the international break in style at Fulham this weekend.
“We’ve trained well this week, so all we can do now is look forward to Saturday. To go seven games unbeaten ahead of Derby was fantastic, so we can look at that defeat as just a blip. We have to get going again now.
“Fulham will be tough because they’ve had a few wins over the last few weeks. Craven Cottage is a good Stadium too.”