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WAGNER: WE’LL FIND THE RIGHT STARTING XI

22 February 2016

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David looking forward to Tuesday night's match

- David Wagner previews MK Dons game
- HTAFC Head Coach looking for consistency in defence
- Wagner praises the style of the midweek hosts

Head Coach David Wagner is looking forward to Town’s Sky Bet Championship game against Milton Keynes Dons at stadiummk on Tuesday evening. 

The Terriers come into Tuesday night’s game on the back of a well-earned victory over Wolves at the weekend, but David explained that he’s quickly moved on from that win. 

“I was very proud of Saturday’s performance, but to be honest this game is now in the past. We are now looking forward to tomorrow’s game with MK Dons. As always, we have to stay focused on ourselves. 

“In the last two games we have done the easy things right and sometimes that is not the case. We now have to be consistent in doing these easy things; stay focused in defence and ensure everyone feels responsible for it. If we can do this, we can win as we are always able to score.”

Once again, Nahki Wells was Town’s match-winner on Saturday. His 13th goal of the season took his Terriers tally to 34 goals, which puts the Bermudian in the Club’s top 50 all-time scorers.

Wagner explained: “First of all, this is his job; he gets money to score goals! I don’t think it’s easy to score, but in our team you get opportunities and that is perfect for a striker.

“One or two weeks after I arrived, I told Nahki I liked his attitude to defensive work. If he works as our first defender, he will always get chances. 

“He’s very mentally strong, so if he misses one chance he can show his quality the next time. I’m happy he is a player on our team.”

As happy as he was with the team at the weekend, the Head Coach reinforced that he likes to make changes to his line-up in order to keep his players fresh:

“Everybody knows that I only change my team to suit the upcoming game; not because of the last game. Everybody is playing well enough to play again.

“Everyone knows I like rotation when all the players are fit, healthy and know what they have to do. We are in a good situation on the injury side, with no new players with an injury after the weekend, so we will see who looks fresh tomorrow. We are training now (Monday evening) and will have more light training in the morning. 

“Hopefully we will find the right starting XI and our bench will be as strong as it was on Saturday. In this busy period, where you have game after game, the bench is a very important factor. Hopefully those players can impress again.” 

Wagner told htafc.com that he is looking forward to the game against midweek host MK Dons.

“We’re expecting an opponent that likes to play football. There will be two teams that like to play on the pitch so hopefully it will be a good, nice game tomorrow. I like their offensive style of play. 

“I think MK Dons will want to show what they were missing on Saturday but as we have done in the past, we will focus on ourselves. We know exactly the style of game our opponent normally likes to play and hopefully we will find the right solutions against them, but the main focus is on our own style. 

“I think tomorrow, the defence will win the game. If we are better organised, better focused and more stable in defence than them, this could be the key.”  

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