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WAGNER: I HAVE A LOT OF TRUST IN MY PLAYERS

17 November 2016

Town's Head Coach previews the Club's match against Cardiff City

-    David Wagner speaks to the press
-    Town’s Head Coach previews Cardiff City
-    Wagner discusses reasons behind Marbella

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner told the press that he has a lot of trust and belief in his players after the Club’s training camp in Marbella.

During the international break, David Wagner and his First Team squad spent a week-long training camp in Marbella to refresh the minds of the players.

Wagner explains why he wanted the players’ families to join the squad in Marbella and explained his side have worked on new details that fans may be able to see this weekend.

“We were able to work on the grass more in Marbella because of the good weather conditions,” explained Town’s Head Coach.

“We were able to refresh some of the details and bring some new ideas into the heads of the players.

“We brought in some new things that we worked on in both theory and on the grass; hopefully you will see this on Saturday.

“On the other side we were able to bind together altogether as a group behind the group of players.

“I think especially in the Championship there is so many games and with our training schedule we wanted to pay a little bit back to our families.

“We wanted to show them we are still searching for new ideas and ways to bring the group together; with these new ideas, we want to bring the group together and make some more steps in the right direction.”

Huddersfield Town faces Cardiff City in the Sky Bet Championship and it’s the second time Town’s Head Coach faces new Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock.

Wagner explains what he expects from Town’s opponents this weekend.

“We know what to expect from our opponents on Saturday; they have their idea, their style and identity. We have to think about what we have to do to win the game.

“We are in a position in the table where everybody is able to be confident and trust themselves, but we cannot close our eyes to the facts. In our last two away games, we conceded eight goals, six to set-pieces.

“We first have to make sure we don’t concede a goal and especially from set pieces. A clean sheet is our first target on Saturday.

“We need to make sure we don’t make any sloppy or stupid mistakes and have to make sure we are focused and concentrating from set pieces.

“I’m totally sure that our offence and idea of the game will allow us to create some moments and opportunities for us, where hopefully we are clinical.

 “Our target is three points but first we must perform at our highest level, if we aren’t able to do this we won’t be successful.

“After this training week I have a lot of trust and belief in my players that we are able to perform on Saturday.”

Apart from Joe Lolley, who is out with a foot injury, David Wagner discussed Town’s injury news ahead of this weekend’s match.

Talking to the press, Wagner revealed he expects Harry Bunn to be in contention after Town’s next home match against Wigan on Monday 28 November.

“Harry Bunn is still out with his hamstring injury but he is back on the grass working with our medical team.

“Kasey Palmer wasn’t able to train in Marbella because of his hip problems but he was back for the first time yesterday.

“Nahki (Wells) was out with illness after Marbella, he was back in training today; yesterday he worked individually.

“Murph (Joe Murphy) is also back today working individually after illness. We have some small light problems but nothing very serious.

“I think we will make the final decision tomorrow who will be available for Saturday.”

During the international break, Aaron Mooy was called up by Australia and most recently played 90 minutes in his country’s 2-2 draw with Thailand.

Mooy will return to First Team training tomorrow and Town’s Head Coach explained he will assess the midfielder’s fitness before the match.

“Aaron text me on Tuesday after the game and told me he was fit after he played 90 minutes. He arrived yesterday evening and will be back in recovery training today.

“Tomorrow he will be with us in training and, as we’ve done in the past, we will make the decision after training tomorrow and the final decision Saturday morning.

“We have to think about the temperature difference, time difference, his legs and how fresh he can be.

“The good thing is he knows, that we know, that after the game on Saturday we have a normal break between matches that he can refresh his batteries, after what has been a very busy period for him in the international break.”

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