James comments on Monday’s 2-1 home win
Striker James Vaughan believes Town’s impressive 2-1 win over Ipswich on Monday will relieve some of the pressure the squad puts on itself going into the remaining five games of the campaign.
After a seven game winless streak – despite some decent performances – the Terriers earned the win they craved on Easter Monday with an impressive display and result against the promotion-chasing Tractor Boys.
“That performance today shows that what I’ve being saying all along – on our day we can beat anyone,” James told htafc.com.
“The Manager wanted us to get out there and get in their faces and we did that. We managed to get a foothold in the game and we showed a lot of maturity to go and get the win.
“We seem to enjoy playing the better sides in the league and however we get the wins, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m just glad that we’ve got the three points.”
With seven league goals, Vaughan has hit the net regularly since returning from injury and Easter Monday’s header was certainly up there with his best.
A lofted ball from Jacob Butterfield’s was enough to give Vaughan a sight of the Blues’ goal, and the striker made no mistake, as his header left goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski with no chance.
James continued: “He’s one of those players (Jacob Butterfield) that can play the pass when he sees it.
“I just saw the ball and went for the header. It’s what you get taught as a kid; you know to head across goal. The ball was great from Jacob and luckily it managed to go in. On another day it might not have, but I’m just thankful that it did.”
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Vaughany was also quick to praise the work of right wing back Sean Scannell, who gave Ipswich left back Zeki Fryers issues all afternoon:
“I don’t think anyone would deal with the likes of Sean Scannell when he’s in the type of mood he was in on Monday. He’s shown on numerous occasions this season that he’s a top-level player and today was no different.”
Following a draw at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday in their last outing, Town’s players were desperate to record a home win; the previous Sky Bet Championship victory came in late February for the Terriers.
Following Monday’s impressive 2-1 win, Vaughan commented:
“I wouldn’t say that our confidence has been lacking; I’d say it’s just been a case of getting over the line and getting the three points. We’ve been so close in the last few games and we just haven’t being able to do it.
“Once we went 2-0 up, we felt confident. Everything starts to happen for you and we managed to get the win, so I’m happy about that.
“There’s been good performances in the last few weeks, but we just haven’t got over the line. Now, hopefully, that little bit of pressure has been taken off us, so I hope we can kick on now.”
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