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26 November 2016

Midfielder discusses the effects of international duty

-    Aaron Mooy previews Huddersfield Town’s match vs Wigan
-    Midfielder discusses the effects of international duty
-    Tickets still available for just £10

Aaron Mooy believes Huddersfield Town has to go into the Wigan match on Monday night with confidence.

The 26 year-old told that it’s only matter before the Terriers get back to the form they had at the start of the season.

“We haven’t watched any clips of Cardiff yet but we will start that today,” explained Aaron.

“We know it will be a tough game but if we perform to our best and stay strong from set pieces, we have to be confident.

“Obviously, we have had to change our training schedule but that doesn’t really affect us; we just come in later and get longer in bed. It’s like being a kid again!”

Town’s midfielder has urged fans to create another special atmosphere at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday night and to put on a display with their scarves in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

“Hopefully the fans bring their scarves and create another special atmosphere,” smiled Aaron.

“The fans have been really good since I joined the Club and I hope they continue to be! We appreciate the support they’re giving us.”

In the weeks leading up Town’s 3-2 defeat to Cardiff City, the Terriers worked hard on defending set pieces as they knew it was one of Cardiff’s main strengths.

Reviewing last weekends defeat, Mooy revealed the team were frustrated after conceding two goals from set pieces.

“Set pieces have been our downfall at the minute and it’s something we’re constantly working hard on,” said Town’s midfielder.

“It was very frustrating to concede two goals against Cardiff like that because we had been working so hard on them in training in the weeks before the match.

“If we can stop teams scoring from set pieces, I’m sure we will start improving our form and picking up more points.”

A change in formation saw the introduction of Jon Stanković, who made his first start of the current Championship season against the Welsh side, whilst Phil Billing made his first appearance of the season off the bench.

Billing marked his first match of the campaign with his second career goal after an incredible 25 yard half-volley, something Mooy has seen him do a lot in training.

“Everyone knows how strong our squad is and that anyway can come in to the team and perform when they’re called upon,” said the Australian international.

“Jon was excellent, I thought he played really well. Phil came on and scored a great goal.

“He scored a similar one in training yesterday actually. His left foot is like a wand and he was great to play alongside.”

After appearing twice for Australia in the international break and earning over 20 caps for his country, Mooy shed some light on how the travelling and temperature changes affects him.

“The travelling is tough and it does take a lot out of you but playing for your country is something, as a player, that you want to do.

“All the top players deal with going away on international duty and then perform at club level and that’s why I’m trying to do.

“The hardest thing is dealing with the temperature change; it’s easier to come back from the warm weather in Australia or Thailand to the colder weather in Huddersfield but it’s hard to do it the other way around. The experience will make me a better player and I just want to keep improving.”

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