Coady reviews the 2-2 draw with Norwich City
Conor Coady was gutted that Town couldn’t see out the game against Norwich City last night, but thinks the performance was exactly what is needed on home soil.
The Terriers looked to have sealed the three points against the Canaries when James Vaughan struck in the 95th minute, only for substitute Jamar Loza to strike three minutes later with virtually the last kick of the game.
“Football gives you big contrasts of emotions and last night we thought we’d won the game,” Conor admitted post-match to htafc.com.
“To be honest, I thought the referee would blow his whistle after we’d scored and kick-off was taken, but we played on and the goal we conceded was really disappointing from our point of view.
“I was the last man and I stretched for the ball but when I missed it and I saw their lad take the touch, I knew it was a goal.
“I think the lads are quite proud of how we played, but we need to see games like that out.”
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Despite dropping two points, Conor believes the high intensity performance is just the template for Chris Powell’s side at home:
“We’re desperately disappointed, but at the same time we’ve played really well in holding Norwich here. We had a disappointing week, but we turned it around a little bit on Saturday when we should have got three points at Birmingham and now we’ve done the same against a team challenging to get back in the Premier League.
“That’s how we want to play at the John Smith’s Stadium; we want to get the crowd on our side and right behind us. We will only do that by playing on the front foot, creating chances and getting bodies in the box. We did that for the two goals last night and that’s the way we want to go forward as a team.”
The Liverpudlian was particularly impressed with Man of the Match Ishmael Miller, who gave Sebastien Bassong and Russell Martin – both of whom have 15 caps for their respective countries – a torrid evening.
“I thought Ishmael was outstanding tonight; absolutely brilliant. Together with Vaughany, our attack was top drawer. That’s the best I’ve seen them play together, so long may that continue.”
Conor now wants to take the same level of performance into Saturday’s home game against Fulham:
“As the Manager has said, we’ve looked at the final 10 games as a mini-season for us. We’re two unbeaten now and we want to keep going, picking up as many points as we possibly can.
“We have a massive home game on Saturday against Fulham and we want more of the same; for the crowd to be on our side like they were tonight.”
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