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DANNY COWLEY AHEAD OF SWANSEA TEST

25 November 2019

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Danny Cowley previews Town’s match against Swansea City

- Danny Cowley looks ahead to Town’s game against Swansea City
- Manager discusses Steve Cooper’s Swans
- Watch the full press conference on iFollow HTAFC

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley gave a detailed outlook on Town’s Tuesday night opponents Swansea City.

The Swans, who currently sit sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table, come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Millwall.

When speaking ahead of the game, Town’s Manager told the press how he expected them to play.

“Swansea are a very good team and have had a fantastic start to the season.

“They’re well coached and will look to dominate the ball. They play an open and expansive style, want to play through the thirds, get real control and rhythm through the game.

“They’ve got some very good players, a nice balance through their squad, got some ex-Premier League players and some young players, who are hungry and want to play at that level; it’s a good squad, they’re well coached and will ask an awful lot of questions of us.

“I think they’ve got the best away record in the league, the only unbeaten away record in the league, so we understand the challenges in-front of us. We are looking forward to the game.”

Town’s Manager made four changes to his side at the weekend having dealt with a number of injury problems.

He detailed what his players have to do to keep their shirt.

“The players pick the team on the way that they train and the way that they consistently perform on the training pitch.

“If they play well and they back that up by training well, then they’ll keep their shirt.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a player that has signed for the Club for a multi-million-pound transfer fee on significant wages, we pick what we see. The players perform and we pick the team accordingly.

“It doesn’t matter to me what the players have done, it matters what they are doing, and I pick the team on who is performing here and now.”

Danny Cowley, who was without three of his ‘usual’ back four on Saturday, gave a fitness update on his squad and young left-back Jaden Brown.

“We’ve come through unscathed thankfully after having a difficult couple of weeks and a difficult couple of games.

“We are hopeful (players may return), we are always hopeful, and certainly where we are at, we could definitely benefit from having one or two back to us.

“Jaden (Brown) blew the TFL, which is the front ligament on his ankle, it’s not as bad as it sounds; it’s a ligament that a lot of footballers do.

“He’s back on the grass, which is a positive, doing some straight-line work. The next stage of his development is doing some twist and turn work to develop the stability and ligament memory in his ankle, so he can cope with the demands of playing at left-back in the Championship.”

You can watch clips from the press conference below!

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