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KOROMA: IT’S GOOD TO HAVE THE WINNING FEELING

18 July 2019

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Josh Koroma on the win against Rochdale, settling in at Town and the supporters

- Josh Koroma delighted to keep winning pre-season games
- Young striker on settling in at Huddersfield Town
- 20-year-old thanks the Town supporters

Josh Koroma was delighted that Huddersfield Town could keep the winning feeling after beating Rochdale in pre-season.

The young striker scored his first goal wearing the blue and white stripes as the Terriers came from behind to win 3-1 at the Crown Oil Arena.

When speaking after the game, Josh explained how important it is to win games in pre-season.

“It’s good to get the winning feeling all the time. You just want to win games no matter if it’s a friendly, a cup game or a league game, you just want to win games.

“Scoring was good, of course, but most importantly we got 90 minutes out of everyone and we won.”

This is the Terriers’ fourth game of pre-season and, once again, showed the next step for Jan Siewert’s side with many players going on to complete the full game.

“It’s the earliest time in pre-season where I’ve ever played 90 minutes,” said Josh.

“I haven’t had many pre-seasons yet, but it’s better now than later. Hopefully, the 90s can continue and I can keep kicking on.”

Jonathan Hogg was influential for the Terriers against Rochdale bagging himself a goal and an assist – setting up Josh’s goal.

The youngster praised the midfielder and explained how Jan Siewert’s encouragement helped him.

“Hoggy was on fire to be fair. I had a chance just before my goal where I should’ve crossed it instead of trying to shoot.

“The Boss just said to me ‘don’t think about it, you’ll get another chance” and then I did, so he was happy.”

Josh joined from Leyton Orient this summer and admitted how easy it has been to settle in.

“It’s down to the coaches really, they’re drilling stuff in to us in training and that makes it easier to play with these players.

“They’ve all got quality and if I pick up a position I know they will find me, so it’s been easy to settle in and play with them.

“Here I feel like they demand more in terms of on the ball. Once you get it they want to keep it, I lost it a few times and Hoggy was on me. They want more standards, and this is a higher standard, so you need to step up.”

The 20-year-old left his final thoughts to the Huddersfield Town supporters, who outnumbered the Rochdale fans at the Crown Oil Arena.

“The Town fans made it feel like a home game, it’s the most I’ve ever played in front of in a pre-season game.

“I just want to thank them, they were great today and didn’t stop signing.”


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