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13 January 2016

Captain reviews Tuesday night’s victory

- Mark Hudson reviews Charlton win
- Captain delighted to score his first goal of the season
- Centre back praises his Huddersfield Town teammates

Town skipper Mark Hudson was delighted to get his first goal of the season to set the Terriers on their way to a 5-0 home victory over Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.

The centre back thumped home a first half header from Jamie Paterson’s cross to put his team ahead and praised the performance of his teammates after the final whistle.

“It’s actually been a long time coming for me – it was good to get off the mark – but it was more important to win 5-0 at home and show that the goals were always going to come given the way we have been playing,” Mark told

“We feel really confident and we’re over the moon with the performance. Everyone can see we’re working hard and the way we’re playing football is exciting. The Head Coach wants us to play quick, attacking football right out from the back and I think the way everyone has taken it on board is testament to him and the players. 

“He’s really got his ideas across in a short space of time. We are working hard on the training field and I think that shows in our performances. To break forward so quickly and win the ball back so high up the pitch can only happen if you put the work in during training. 

“Everyone is enjoying it and hopefully the fans are too. We’ve got five wins in the last eight games; long may that continue.”

Despite the elation of last night’s result, Mark – a former Charlton captain – took time to console his opposite number Johnnie Jackson at the full time whistle.

He continued: “It is hard. I know a couple of their players and nobody wants to get beaten 5-0. We’ve impressed, but they looked low and they have a long way to go in what will be a big season for them. 

“I spoke to a couple of them as we know what it is like to be on the losing side, but obviously I’m focused on us. We can’t feel sorry for anyone; we need to keep putting our foot on the gas and going for it.” 

Despite the recent upturn in performances under Wagner’s stewardship, Mark believes there is still major improvement to come.

“We’ve got a long, long way to go and nobody is getting carried away. Sometimes it is not going to go our way and we’re going to lose games, but hopefully we will win more like recently. You learn a lot from losses and we’ve done that well in the past.

“We’ve got good characters in the dressing room; we’re a tight knit group. We’re determined to keep this form and keep getting the wins in. 

“It was a good performance on Tuesday night, but now we’ve got a quick turnaround to another big game on Saturday.”

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