Midfielder wants to ‘put things right’ during international break
Jacob Butterfield is counting down the days to the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday after Town ‘let themselves down’ at Fulham on Saturday.
Despite a decent performance from the Terriers at Craven Cottage – and particularly from Jacob – the side returned to West Yorkshire with no points after a 3-1 defeat; a score-line that the midfielder believes didn’t reflect the game:
“I thought we were very good for large spells of the game. They had quality on the break, but we can only blame ourselves for the result; we made mistakes and it cost us. We were all disappointed with that.
“Their first goal came out of nowhere – it was a mistake from us – but we grew into the game during the first-half, started dominating the ball and creating chances. We went in at half-time thinking we could go on to win the game and up until we scored I thought we were bossing it; there was only one team in the game.”
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Unfortunately, Town switched off and let Fulham retake the lead just 60 after getting back on level terms; a deficit the side never recovered from.
Jacob continued: “As soon as we scored, we switched off. There are crucial points in a game and just after a goal is one of them; you need to be focussed at restarts. It was a poor mistake from us and it killed us. There are no excuses – we let ourselves down really.
“We’re kicking ourselves, because I thought we definitely deserved something from the game; we were very good for large spells. It was disappointing to come away with nothing.”
Despite suffering consecutive defeats on the road, summer signing Butterfield was keen to reflect on a successful start under Manager Chris Powell – and is equally keen to get back to winning ways when Sheffield Wednesday come to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 22 November.
“We now have two weeks to ponder that defeat. It would have been nice to finish on a high note, but we have to take it on the chin and learn from it. We need to look at why we lost and put it right.
“We’ve definitely moved forward, despite the last two defeats. Derby was always going to be tough but we ran them close and gave a decent account of ourselves, but we should have got something from Fulham on the back of that performance – it’s as simple as that.”
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