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5 August 2019



5 August 2019

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Huddersfield Town Head Coach reflects on loss to Derby County

- Jan Siewert speaks after 1-0 loss to Derby County
- Head Coach disappointed to lose season opener
- Listen to Jan’s full interview on #HTTV

Head Coach Jan Siewert was disappointed to see his side lose 2-1 to Derby County in the opening game of the Sky Bet Championship season but insists there are plenty of positives to work on going forward.

A first-half brace from Tom Lawrence was enough for the visitors to take the three points from the John Smith’s Stadium, despite Karlan Grant’s consolation penalty before half-time.

“We made it way too easy in the first half for them, they scored off mistakes from our side. Then in the second half, I didn’t see one chance for them.

“We had the possibilities to equalise and unfortunately we didn’t; but the way we created the chances makes me feel positive for QPR.”

The Rams’ stayed strong to hold on for the win, with Town’s Head Coach explaining what he felt went wrong in the first half of the game.

“We spoke about it at half-time and the boys reacted to it which gave them less possibilities.

“The biggest problem today was there was too much space in the first half. At half-time we solved it, but I think we must equalise and then it’s a draw which would be deserved for this game.”

Despite being 2-0 down, Town never gave up and came close to equalising on several occasions after
Karlan Grant got the Terriers back into the game with a 29th minute penalty. Jan insists his side never gave up but explained there are still things to work on ahead of the upcoming games.

“I always have hope. They proved it at the end with the chances from Schindy and Kache. We had good possibilities to score, we didn’t, so we know that we have to work on that one for QPR because there’s not much time left now.”

A first away game of the Sky Bet Championship campaign awaits the Terriers next with a trip to the capital to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 10 August.

“First of all, we’ll analyse the game [v Derby] clearly and then analyse QPR. We’ll go to London and try to beat them.”

You can watch Jan’s full interview now on #HTTV!

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