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POWELL PREVIEWS READING

2 November 2015

Town boss looks ahead to Tuesday night

- HTAFC Manager previews game at Reading
- Chris looking for consistency from his side
- Powell looks at Reading's strengths

Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell wants his side to take the good aspects of the recent defeats against Derby County and Burnley when it takes on Reading.

The Terriers play at the Madejski Stadium on the back of successive defeats, but the Manager has seen enough from his side to give him hope in Berkshire.

“There are a lot of elements I like about our squad, but the key word in this division is consistency. In the Derby and Burnley games there were aspects I was really happy with, but I’ll be much happier if we’re picking up points,” Chris told htafc.com.

On Tuesday’s opposition, Chris continued:

“I think they’ve started off very well. He’s had backing from the new owners and are in the area of the table they would like to be. 

“We did the double over them last year as Steve Clarke went in. He had a look and gave a lot of lads free transfers; he obviously felt he needed to freshen things up. 

“They’ve revamped their squad and paid a lot of money for the likes of (Matej) Vydra, who scored their equaliser against Brighton at the weekend. I’m sure they’re thinking he’s value for money. They have a few other foreign lads and a number of good loans, whilst the recovery from injury of the likes of Anton Ferdinand has made a difference. 

“They are a side with Premier League experience and ambition. Similar to a number of sides we’ve played recently, they are up there in the top bracket, for sure.”

Despite that, Chris was keen to focus on his squad:

“We’re in this division on merit and I keep telling our players that they are here because they deserve to be. At times we will win and at other times we won’t. We proved that last year and we will do again this year.

“I never think we are going to lose, ever. I go into game positively, which you have to relate to your group of players.”


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