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HUDSON: WE’LL LEARN A LOT FROM SATURDAY

25 January 2016

Skipper looks back on Saturday’s loss in Sussex

- Mark Hudson reviews Brighton defeat
- Captain says HTAFC players will learn from loss
- Skipper previews Saturday's game vs Cardiff City

Huddersfield Town Captain Mark Hudson believes the players will take a lot from Saturday’s narrow Sky Bet Championship defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

David Wagner’s side was good in general play for large periods but, as the Head Coach detailed post-match, the game was settled by Brighton’s edge in both boxes.

“Overall I think we could have got a point out of the game and that’s testament to us. We had a tough game in midweek but I don’t think we looked leggy at all; the boys looked fresh, fit and were still fighting at the end. That’s good after a long week,” Mark told htafc.com.

“There are no excuses. It has been a busy week, but the Club treated us very well in terms of the travel and recovery and I think you could see the benefits of that both performance and fitness-wise on Saturday. We’re a fit bunch.

“Obviously we weren’t happy with the two goals we conceded. They broke on us a couple of times in the first half after getting caught on the ball and that’s not like us; we’ve been doing much better at the little things. 

“Having said that, there won’t be many teams who come here this season and control possession like we did. We’re doing much better with the ball and that will bring us more results than it will defeats. 

“It is a shame we couldn’t remain unbeaten, but now we have to crack onto next week.”

For the first time in 2016, the Terriers now have a full week on the PPG Canalside training pitches before Saturday’s clash with Cardiff City at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Mark continued: “We’ve got a week of training now to think back to the Brighton game and put a few things right as we get ready for Cardiff, which we’re looking forward to. We’ll learn a lot from Saturday.”

Unfortunately Mark – who joined Town from Saturday’s opponent – will miss the game after picking up his 10th yellow of the season, which means a two game suspension. 

“I’m disappointed, as I feel I’ve been doing quite well and I’ve enjoyed the way we’ve been performing. That’s something that happens though and I can’t dwell on it. I’ll make sure I’m around to cheer on the boys.”


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