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DANNY COWLEY: WE SHOULD’VE GOT SOMETHING

26 December 2019

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Danny Cowley reviewed Town’s defeat against Middlesbrough

- Danny Cowley was disappointed to come away empty handed
- Manager on losing Jonathan Hogg to injury
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley believed his side should’ve come away with something at the Riverside Stadium.

The Terriers were beaten 1-0 on Boxing Day against Middlesbrough, however, had two golden chances in the second half to get back in the game.

After the match, Town’s Manager provided his immediate thoughts.

“We had enough chances to get something from the game.

“On the balance of play we should’ve taken something from it, but we didn’t.

“I thought we had good control when they scored, so it was disappointed when they did score. We came out in the second half gave a good account of ourselves, had good control of possession but when the two chances, clear chances, came we weren’t able to take them.

“The first was Jon from a corner and the second Steve; that’s’ the life of a number nine. He was the match winner on Saturday, but I don’t think he could get his balance which meant he couldn’t execute his final action.

“It’s disappointing because it’s a game we should’ve taken something from.”

To add to Town’s woes, the Terriers lost Jonathan Hogg after 20 minutes to injury.

It was a welcome return for Lewis O’Brien, but left Town with a number of young players on the pitch.

“It was far from ideal; he’s a warrior for us. He’s one of our leaders, we are a very young team and I thought it was a young performance today.

“We were up and down, there were some good moments, but we couldn’t play with consistency we would’ve liked. Sometimes that happens with young players.

“You have to be consistent, with your preparation, training, the way you recover and then if you do that you carry that consistency on to the pitch.

“We are a young team, but they are full of enthusiasm, with a desire to learn and that is important.”

Town named an unchanged game for the Boro game, however, played a different system to the one against Nottingham Forest.

Danny Cowley explained why he changed the system and what the aim was.

“They played a back three and were physically quick and strong. If you go quickly into it then they will deal with it; that’s what they want, so you have to be able to get control of possession.

“We have to build through the first and second line. We wanted to get Karlan in the space. I thought we built well at times.”

You can watch Danny Cowley’s full interview below on #HTTV!


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