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SCANZ: WE MUST KEEP PERFORMING

11 December 2015

Winger discusses life under Head Coach David Wagner

- Sean Scannell previews Bristol City game
- Winger delighted with work under David Wagner
- Scanz focused on keeping performance level high

Sean Scannell says the Terriers must keep focusing on performances ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game at home to Bristol City.

‘Scanz’ has been a regular in the side in David Wagner’s early days as Huddersfield Town Head Coach and he believes he is benefiting from the German’s training regime.

“It’s been really intense and hard, but we all feel fitter and we need to be fit for the way we play. I actually do like the training. I’m working as hard as I can and it’s making me fitter and making me better. The intensity of training was a shock; it’s more competitive than ever. 

“Everyone likes the way the Head Coach is; he gets his point across well. Everyone is enjoying it. 

“Some of my friends in London who work outside football were joking that I finally work the same hours as them now, but I think you have to do everything you can to improve and this is a good step. I’m loving it. 

“So far I’ve been playing, so I’m happy. I realise I might not play every game, but I’ll keep working hard in training and prove to everyone I’m worthy of a place when I’m on the pitch. I look forward to every game that comes up. The football we play is really good and the team feels really good. 

“In the last home game against Middlesbrough we pressed when we were off the ball and played them off the park, to be fair. The result wasn’t right, but it was a step in the right direction; I’m sure everyone was shocked at the way that we played, even though we ridiculously lost 2-0. Now we just have to keep going.” 

Like Town’s other wide players, Scannell is often being asked to do a job in a narrower position on the pitch; a stark contrast to his previous roles as a Terrier.

He explained: “The full back and I work as a team; when one of us tucks in, the other has to go out wide. It’s not that complicated, but it involves quite a shift!

“Last season I was right at the top of the pitch, but now it could be the full back on the flank whilst I’m covering inside. That comes down to a bit of communication and confidence between the two of us.” 

Next up for Scannell and co is Saturday’s game against the Robins, which is just £10 at the gate for adults!

Scannell concluded: “I wouldn’t say we were expected to win, but we want to win every match we play. We’re playing better football and I’m sure people might see it like that, but we just have to take every game as it comes and keep performing.

“The Head Coach focuses on how we want to play. The changes he wants to make were never going to happen overnight, but the week we had in Marbella was a perfect time – a hard week – and now everything is starting to click. In every game we play, everyone feels more and more confident. 

“Teams will try and figure out a way to play against us now. Birmingham was a completely different game to the Middlesbrough one, but we still did really well then. We’ll just do what we do and we will always get chances; we just have to make sure we take them. 

“We still have a lot more to show and I’m looking forward to the future. All the top teams play like this and it’s looking really good as we get used to it.”

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