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23 November 2019



23 November 2019

Danny Cowley looks back on Birmingham draw

- Danny Cowley on Town’s draw with Birmingham
- Town’s Manager disappointed not to get all three points
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley was disappointed that his side couldn’t get a deserved three points after drawing 1-1 at home to Birmingham City.

Town created the majority of the game’s chances and looked a threat throughout but couldn’t get the all-important winner in the closing stages. Fraizer Campbell had put the Terriers ahead before Marc Roberts equalised for the visitors late on.

“I’m disappointed for the players really because I thought they put a lot into it. The resilience, the determination and the fight were really good,” said Danny.

“Proud of the players’ application. Proud of the players’ effort. We’ve got boys playing out of position, we had Lewis (O’Brien) playing left-back, Juninho (Bacuna) at right-back; I thought those two did great.

“We have to go back, and we have to work again. But I can rest easy tonight knowing the players fought really hard for one another in what was really difficult circumstances.”

Town’s goal came after an inch-perfect pass from Trevoh Chalobah that set up Fraizer Campbell for a goal on his return to the starting XI.

“It was a brilliant pass, a pass good enough to win any football match and a great finish for Fraizer. It was a really well-worked goal.

“We’re disappointed today because we gave very little chances away, except for one soft one in the 80th minute, yet we created quite a lot of good chances today.

“It wasn’t going to be perfect with so much going against us in the week, so the fact we had all those qualities leaves me pleased about that.”

Various injuries and absentees meant that Danny named Juninho Bacuna and Lewis O’Brien as makeshift full-backs in his starting XI this afternoon. Town’s Manager was proud of how his players dealt with the adversity.

“I’ve been a manager 13 years, near on 800 games, and that’s definitely the most difficult team I’ve had to select. It’s not straight-forward at the moment, we’ve got an unbalanced squad.

“We spoke to Lewis in Dubai and we’ve done a lot of work with him this week. Lewis will play anywhere for the team and do his very best.

“We watched Bacca’s games, we watch him against Wolves last year and the next game against Brighton. Fair play to Juninho because he’d been doing very well in centre midfield but when we spoke to him, he was willing to put the team first. We were proud of both of them today.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

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