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DANNY COWLEY: WE’LL ACCEPT THE OUTCOME

14 December 2019

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Huddersfield Town Manager on Wigan draw

- Danny Cowley looks back on draw with Wigan
- Town’s Manager on performance of two halves
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley was pleased with how his team battled back to draw 1-1 with Wigan Athletic.

Town had gone behind in the first half after a mistake led to Josh Windass opening the scoring for the hosts before Danny Cowley’s side fought back through Karlan Grant to take a point from the DW Stadium.

“We’ll accept the outcome; we weren’t pleased with the process in the first half. It’s been a tough period, we’ve had a lot go against us and in that first half, mentally it looked like that,” explained Danny.

“We didn’t get to our levels physically. We thought we’d seen the first half out and that would have given us a chance to re-organise at half-time but then we concede a really poor goal and then you’re up against it.

“It’s been a really tough period but to take four points is a major positive. We want to be better than this, we want to stay resilient, be determined and work through it.

“For this group to play all three games, it’s credit to them. We have to keep working on the physical condition of the group, so we can cope with these games.”

Town’s goal came shortly after the introduction of Steve Mounié on the hour mark. The Benin international continued to cause problems for the Wigan defence.

“I was incredibly proud of Steve because he had a sickness bug overnight, (he) wasn’t able to travel with the squad and didn’t train yesterday.

“It would have been easy for him to stay in his sick bed and feel sorry for himself, but he didn’t. He was nowhere near right but was willing to put the team before himself.

“Credit to him, when he came on, he gave us a point of reference. It allowed us to move Karlan to the left and use Karlan in a different way. From the moment we brought him on, we were the better team.”

Nearly 2,000 Huddersfield Town fans made the trip over the Pennines and occupied the North Stand at Wigan’s Lancashire home with First Team players Fraizer Campbell, Jaden Brown, Lewis O’Brien and Ryan Schofield all in the away end.

“It’s great that the boys were here to support the team and that says a lot about the togetherness and the unity we’re trying to create.

“They could have sat in the Directors Box but they’re down to earth enough to want to go and spend it with our supporters.

“The other 2,000 were really good too! We want to get to a place where we can actually give them teams and performances consistently that they deserve.”

After three games in seven days, Danny and his side now have a full week to prepare for the visit of Nottingham Forest to the John Smith’s Stadium next Saturday; the first of a quickfire slate of festive fixtures.

“It’s the time we need to get some of our important players back on the grass and back available to us.

“I love football, I’m never happy when football’s not on, but I’m happy this week that we haven’t got a midweek game and we can turn our focus to a game in-front of our supporters against Nottingham Forest.”

You can watch the full interview now on #HTTV!


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