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17 September 2014

Robinson pleased with clean sheet against Wigan

Jack Robinson was pleased the Terriers kept the first clean sheet of the season in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw against Wigan – and believes the team can now push on to bigger and better things.

On just his third appearance for the Club, the tough-tackling 21 year-old put in a whole-hearted performance to help the side pick up its first point under the management of Chris Powell and Jack thinks the clean sheet is a good starting point.

“I think keeping the clean sheet was the main thing last night. The lads have told me that we didn’t keep that many last season, so that was a target for us and we’ve done it. Now we have, hopefully we can push onto the next game and do it again,” he explained.

“We struggled to keep the ball and it made it a tough game, as we defended for good periods. It’s one of the hardest games I’ve played in; my feet were killing afterwards!

“We wanted three points, but I’ll take the one to get going.”

Robinson has started both games under Town’s new boss and was full of praise for the impact Powell has had on the training ground:

“Chris has come in and done a great job with the players; he’s got everyone together and working hard. He knows exactly what he wants us to do and he’s trying to teach us that in training, then it’s up to us to go out on the field and perform how he wants. 

“It will obviously take time as the new Manager has just come in, but the wins will start coming. The team spirit is good.”

For Jack, one of the key factors behind Town’s defensive improvement has been communication:

“The responsibility has to be shared across the defenders. Obviously strikers move, so you have to communicate between yourselves. 

“The full backs speak quite a lot but the centre halves are more commanding, keeping everyone in line and telling us when to press and when not to.”

However, the QPR loanee is keen to add to the attacking side of his game – which he fully expects to happen over the coming games. 

“I’ll get forward more in time. The Manager wants me to get forward – it’s not like he’s keeping me back – but we’re struggling to get the ball at the top at the minute and that’s not allowing me to get forward, because the ball is coming straight back. We’ll work on that and it will come in the next games.”

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