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7 March 2019

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7 March 2019

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Jan Siewert names Christopher Schindler Club Captain until the end of the season

- Jan Siewert looks ahead to Huddersfield Town’s match against AFC Bournemouth
- Siewert names Christopher Schindler as new Club Captain
- Subscribe to #HTTV+ to watch Jan Siewert’s full press conference

Head Coach Jan Siewert named Christopher Schindler as Huddersfield Town’s Club Captain until the end of the season.

In his press conference, when speaking to the press ahead of the Terriers’ Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth, Siewert revealed that Christopher Schindler will lead out his side for the remainder of the season.

“We will have Schinds (Christopher Schindler) on the pitch now until the end of the season as Captain.

“First of all, Tommy was suspended for three games. This is no reflection on Tommy at all; he’s a great guy and performed in each game since I’ve been in charge.

“We need more leaders on the pitch, of course. We need more people to take responsibility for our squad.

“Christopher Schindler is an important reason why this club is in the Premier League. He took the important penalty and he took responsibility; it shows he has leadership quality.

“Hoggy, for me, is another aggressive leader on our pitch. Tommy was the whole time, but he wasn’t there for three games, so that’s the reason I changed it.

“We need more people who take responsibility on the pitch and this is important. You need players who have leadership qualities.”

Town was without a number of players last weekend against Brighton & HA at the AMEX Stadium and Town’s Head Coach gave a further update on his squad’s fitness in his press conference.

“I think we are short on numbers at the moment, which is why I had to write it down.

“Hoggy has a problem with his ribs and isn’t good at all, unfortunately. Of course, you’ve heard about Demeaco (Duhaney) and his hip problem, so he isn’t able to play.

“Also, Lolo (Laurent Depoitre) has a problem with his foot at the moment, so I’m not sure if it’s possible for him at the weekend.

“We can’t forget Adama (Diakhaby) and Isaac (Mbenza) are still injured, so we are short for numbers at the moment. Also, Tommy is still suspended.

“I will look at each of my players that are able to run.”

Town was beaten by AFC Bournemouth away from home earlier this season and after watching that game and analysing the Cherries, Jan Siewert explained what he expects from this weekend’s opponents.

“They are good in transition; offensively and defensively. They’ve scored many goals in transition, which is what we have to take care for. They have performed well during the season.

“I have seen some clips from the game against them earlier this season. It was a possibility for me to see how they play, but their style has changed a bit during the season and we have to be aware of this.”

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