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HUDSON: WE WANT TO PUT OUR STAMP ON GAMES

23 August 2019

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Caretaker Head Coach Mark Hudson looks ahead to Town’s game against Reading

- Mark Hudson speaks to the press ahead of Reading
- Hudson looking to use home advantage on Saturday
- Watch the full press conference on iFollow HTAFC

Huddersfield Town Caretaker Head Coach Mark Hudson explained how his side need to improve when they host Reading in the Sky Bet Championship at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Town were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Cardiff City on Wednesday evening - the first game of Mark Hudson’s current spell as Caretaker Head Coach.

When speaking to the press, Hudson explained that he saw spells of improvement from the team on Wednesday but acknowledged more needs to be done to gain the first victory of the season.

“We’ve had four days on the grass and a game in between. I saw bits of what we’d asked of them (against Cardiff) from the two days leading up to the game. Ultimately it wasn’t good enough. We need to put it right this weekend.”

Since taking the temporary helm, Hudson has tried to change the style of the play, so it meets the Club’s identity.

“The way we want to play is high energy and that takes a little bit of time to get to that level because we’re going to be a possession-based team,” explained the Caretaker Head Coach.

“We need to be constantly on the move, consistently working hard and we’re maybe not there yet but we’re working on it.

“We want to put our stamp on games, and we’ll continue to try to do that.”

The weekend’s opponents Reading earnt their first win of the season last weekend against Cardiff City and followed that up with a point at The Hawthorns against West Brom.

Regardless of their recent form, Hudson says they are aware of their threats but realises Town need to take the game to Reading on Saturday.

“Reading have done well so far this season, but we have to pose them a problem and we’ve worked hard to deliver that message to the players.

“It’s about what we do and what problems we can cause them, so we’ll focus on ourselves.

“That’s not to say we’re taking Reading lightly at all but it’s about us. We’re at home and we can implement our style and cause them as many problems as we can.

“We have to show something for the fans to get behind us. If they can get behind us from when the whistle goes, we’ll show our intent and we can do that together.”

Hudson also confirmed that he has a full squad fit and healthy for selection.

You can watch clips from the press conference below on #HTTV!

If you subscribe to iFollow HTAFC, then you can watch the full press conference!

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