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WAGNER: WE WILL NEED OUR 12TH MAN

14 December 2018

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David Wagner previews Huddersfield Town’s match against Newcastle United

- David Wagner speaks ahead of Town’s match against Newcastle United
- Head Coach reveals the latest team news and Danny Williams’ injury
- Subscribe to #HTTV+ to watch the full press conference

Head Coach David Wagner has urged the Huddersfield Town supporters to be louder than ever against Newcastle United this weekend to give the players all the help they need on the pitch.

Over the last week, a number of Town players have picked up injuries and David Wagner has responded by stressing the important part the Club’s supporters play on a match day.

When speaking to the press, Wagner admitted that back-to-back home games couldn’t have come at a better point.

“With the injury problems we have at the minute, it makes even more sense that we have our 12th man on our back,” explained Town’s Head Coach.

“I am very happy that we play at home now, the next two games, because the fans can help us have the feeling, we have the 12th man and this is what we need and what we’ve always had in the past.

“The atmosphere has to be so good that we are able to collect points we need and hopefully we will have this tomorrow.

“It’s more important than ever to show that we are together, and we support each other.”

Earlier in the week it was revealed that Aaron Mooy is out until February with a knee injury, whilst Club Captain Tommy Smith will also have a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

Ahead of the match against Newcastle United, Head Coach David Wagner provided the press with the latest fitness update.

“Jonathan Hogg and Terence Kongolo look fine, they are back in training this week.

“Unfortunately, on Wednesday, Danny Williams conceded an injury. He, as well, has a medial ligament injury (knee), not isolated, which means he will be longer on the sidelines than Aaron. We expect 10 weeks with Danny Williams.

“This isn’t something we wanted to have, in a week we’ve lost three midfielders with Sabiri, Mooy and Danny Williams.

“Tommy Smith is a further player with long-term injury, nothing we wanted to have but this is part of the game.

“I didn’t expect this to happen, but how we’ve been able to deal with injuries has been great. We will deal with it.

“We always said we will need everyone in our squad, we’ve always known this and that’s how we will manage this situation.”

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