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27 December 2015

Bunn looks ahead to Monday’s game at QPR

- Harry Bunn reviews win over Preston
- Attacker says players adapting to Wagner's style
- Bunn looks ahead to QPR

Harry Bunn played a big part in helping Huddersfield Town secure a third win in the last five games on Saturday against Preston North End.

With the Terriers a goal to the good despite an average first half performance against the Lilywhites, Harry – top of Town’s assist charts this season – came off the bench for the second 45 minutes and helped to increase the tempo of Town’s attacking play in an eventual 3-1 win.

“Being in the bottom half of the table, it is important for us to pick wins up against teams that are in and around us; Preston being one of them. A few teams around us won today as well, so it was really important we picked the three points up,” Harry told

Harry setup the second goal for Nahki Wells just 10 minutes into the half and praised the striker after a brace that took him to seven for the season.

Harry continued: “I know that Nahki likes to get behind defenders and they (Preston) held quite a high line, so we got in quite a lot. 

“His second goal was from a tight angle, but he finished it well. Nahki works hard and on Saturday he got the goals.” 

Bunn believes the excellent second half performance was an indication that the Terriers are getting to grip with new Head Coach David Wagner’s style of play after seven games.

“I think whenever someone new comes in, it can take several weeks to get your heads around a new game plan and ways of playing. We are getting there and you could tell on Saturday; it was a good performance. 

“The first half was tough because of the conditions, but in the second half we outplayed them and looked really dangerous going forward.”

One of the elements of Wagner’s style is rotation; the German made five changes to his starting XI on Saturday. That is something the players have to adapt to, Bunn explained.

“There are a lot of games in the Championship and sometimes that can take its toll on players. On the other side, some players like to get a bit of rhythm and everyone has to adapt to what the Head Coach wants. 

“When the Head Coach first came in, he told us this is how he wants to do things and we have to do it.”

For now, the immediate focus is on the quick turnaround to Monday’s game in London against QPR.

Harry finished by explaining: “We’ve already started our recovery; we had ice baths and massages on Saturday after the game. We’ll travel down to London on Sunday, rest up in the hotel and be ready to go again on Monday. 

“You have to get on with it; we don’t really have time to think about it. This is what we’re paid to do – play football – so we’re all looking forward to getting back on the pitch again. 

“Obviously QPR was in the Premier League recently, but everyone knows that any team can beat another in this league and there’s no reason why we can’t go down there and pick up a good result. I think we were unlucky not to get something when we played them earlier on in the season.”

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