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JED TARGETS MORE CLEAN SHEETS

20 October 2015

Goalkeeper looks ahead to tonight’s home fixture

- Jed Steer previews MK Dons game
- HTAFC goalkeeper targets further clean sheets
- On-loan Villa man wants three points tonight

Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jed Steer has the taste for clean sheets.

Steer comes into tonight’s game against MK Dons on the back of his first clean sheet in Town colours on Saturday at Ipswich; something he feels will lift the whole team.

“We knew how Ipswich would play; they look for second balls in and around our defensive area. However, I don’t feel like they overly peppered us at all. To get that clean sheet is brilliant; it’s a big lift. Everyone’s delighted.”

The custodian felt the performance and point at Portman Road was much needed after the defeat at Wolves ahead of the international break.

Jed continued: “Obviously Wolves didn’t go how we wanted it to go, but we had two weeks of good, solid training afterwards. We did a lot of tactical work, we worked on how we thought Ipswich would play and to get a good result, albeit a draw, was good.”

Saturday’s fixture was the first for Steer after he extended his loan at the Club for a further month, but the competition for his starting berth will now heat up thanks to the return to fitness of Joe Murphy.

“Obviously when I first came in it was just for a month and Joe was injured, but now it’s slightly different. Joe’s coming back to full fitness and we both want to be playing. 

“It’s all based on performance. Every time we are out on that pitch, whether it’s training or a game, we’ve got to perform because at the end of the day, we both want to be playing.

“I was pleased with my performance at the weekend and hopefully I can play as many games as possible.”

A relatively young goalkeeper at 23 years old, he feels playing games at this stage of his career is important for his development:

“It’s massive. Obviously every young goalkeeper needs to play games. People always talk about goalkeepers – is he experienced, is he not experienced – and the only way you get that is from playing games.

“I’ve been fortunate, at 23 years old, to get this chance and to have had the chances in the past, so I want to take this one and kick on.”

“I’m pretty pleased so far to be honest; we’ve had a couple of good results. Obviously the Wolves one wasn’t great for the team, but overall I’m pretty pleased with my performances.”

The game at Ipswich was Jed’s first with Club Captain Mark Hudson in front of him and the goalkeeper was quick to praise the qualities he brings to the side.

“He obviously brings in a lot of experience and leadership qualities. He’s a voice and he’s demanding and he gets the best out of people on the pitch. 

“That was my first time playing with him at the weekend and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully we can keep a few more clean sheets.”

Next up for Jed and co tonight is MK Dons, with Karl Robinson’s team coming into the game on the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

Jed said: “Everyone causes threats. I sat down with Nick Colgan on Monday and had a look at them going forward.

“They’ll have their tails up. They’ll come here very confident after their 3-0 win, but we can take a lot away from our result away at Ipswich as well and prior to Wolves we had a good run of three games, so we’re going into the game with confidence and ready to take three points.

“We look at all games as winnable and anyone can beat anyone else in this league, so we’re looking forward to tomorrow night.”

Admission to tonight's 7.45pm KO is just £10 for adults at the gate!


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