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HUDSON: LET’S STAND UP & BE COUNTED

10 March 2015

Town Captain’s blunt assessment of the last three games

Captain Mark Hudson says it’s time for Town’s players to stand up and be counted after three successive defeats.

The centre back has played in all three losses at Charlton Athletic, Brentford and at home to Rotherham United and pulled no punches when asked for his assessment of Saturday’s 2-0 reversal. 

“We feel that we got bullied for the large part of the game; from about 15 minutes onwards,” Mark admitted. 

“We started brightly and passed the ball quite well; (Joe) Lolley looked good in jinking past a few. However, once they stepped onto us we seemed to take a backwards step. We didn’t win many first or second balls and we didn’t really look like we were competing. It was almost like we were waiting for something to happen. Obviously it was a disappointing day.

“We’re a passing side; that’s the players that we have. However, we didn’t pass it after around 15 minutes on Saturday. If you go more direct with one up front, the ball will not stick.”



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The Terriers are back in Sky Bet Championship action at Birmingham City on Saturday and Hudson is demanding a reaction:

“It’s been a horrendous week for us, with three back-to-back losses. Now we have to stand up and be counted. We still have a long way to go with 10 games left against some hard teams and we have to step up. 

“We need to worry about ourselves, not about other teams and what they’re going to do. We have more than enough here to be winning games, but not if we don’t compete like on Saturday. It’s difficult for me to put my finger on why, but our standards slipped last week and that’s not good enough. We’re not working hard enough for each other. 

“We’ve got to turn it around – quickly. We can win games; we’ve beaten some good teams already this season, but now we have to get back to basics and do those things correctly. 

“We’re not going to give up; I certainly won’t. We’ve got to put things right on the training field, look each other in the eye and be honest. We must hold our hands up when we don’t do things correctly and go from there.” 

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