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7 December 2019



7 December 2019

Town’s Manager looks back on Leeds defeat

- Danny Cowley disappointed with defeat in West Yorkshire derby
- Manager insists Town will keep working hard
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley was disappointed following Town’s 2-0 defeat to Leeds United at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Town dominated the majority of the game’s play, displaying hard work and fight, but second half goals from Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernández were enough for the visitors to claim all three points in the early kick-off.

Danny was disappointed with the result but proud of the work his players put in during the game.

“I think for us, we’re never going to accept a defeat, we’re always going to be disappointed when we come up short in terms of the result.

“But I think with the week we’ve had, I was proud of the effort and the attitude of the players. We had a good domination of the play and the territory, but we couldn’t quite convert that into a goal, and I think we needed to when we had good spells in that first half.”

Despite the result, Danny insists the team will continue to work together to bring results on the pitch in the coming weeks.

“We were proud of the efforts and some of the play. Proud of the young ones to come on, it’s a great experience for them and that will help the Football Club going forward.

“It’s a bad day today, it’s always a bad day when you lose to your local rivals but we’re working really hard, day in day out to create some good days.

“You can see what this Club means to so many people, we want to give them some good games. We know where we’re at, we know where we want to go, we’re aware that there’s a storm in-front of us and we have to navigate through that storm.

“We’re going to keep trying to work through this difficult moment, try to manage the situation as best we can and move on to Tuesday and try to put another fighting performance together.”

As well as giving first Sky Bet Championship starts to Demeaco Duhaney and Josh Koroma, Danny also named Steve Mounié in the starting XI for the first time this season.

“I thought Steve did great. I’ve been saying it all along, we all know what Steve Mounié is capable of, he showed that in the Premier League for the Club.

“We changed the way we played today; I have to credit the players for being as adaptable as they were.”

Danny also praised the atmosphere created by the Town fans at the John Smith’s Stadium throughout the game.

“I thought they were brilliant from the first whistle. I felt quite emotional walking round at the end because you don’t normally get that type of applause when you’ve just lost to your local rivals.

“They understand where the Club is at and where the Club has been, and I think they see a group that is working really hard to get this Football Club back to where it should be.”

You can watch the full interview now on #HTTV!

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