Danny Cowley previews Town’s match against Middlesbrough
- Danny Cowley keen for his side to keep developing
- Manager reveals the latest team news ahead of Middlesbrough
- Watch the full press conference on iFollow HTAFC
Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley believes his side can definitely improve as they continue to work hard on the training pitch.
The Terriers are unbeaten in four Sky Bet Championship games going into the match against Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening.
Since he, and his brother Nicky, joined the Club, they have been working hard to implement their style of play and to build relationships all over the pitch.
When speaking to the press, Danny had nothing but praise for his players.
“I think we’ve got a group that are working really, really hard, that are committed to the cause and the way we want to play.
“You look at all the best teams in the world and a game plan is a game plan, it’s how the payers commit to it or implement it that makes it successful.
“The attitude and the application have been first class since the moment we came in. We are building relationships by the day, which is really important and really powerful.
“We are learning every day about the players and how to set them up to be successful, as staff that’s our responsibility and what we are trying to do.
“We are pleased that we are four unbeaten, but there’s still a lot to do. We are still developing as a team day by day. We can definitely improve.”
One of the players that has particularly impressed in recent weeks has been Juninho Bacuna – the midfielder has scored three goals in three games.
Danny admitted that Juninho has given him a good headache going into the Boro match and detailed how they are trying to develop his game.
“Juninho has been excellent. His contribution has been obvious, he’s had a major impact on all of the last four games in one way or another and scored three goals in about 70 minutes.
“He’s a kid that’s got everything and could be anything he wants to be. I said to him this morning that the only person that could stop him is him.
“What we are trying to do is manage him, manage his thought space, trying to set him up to be the player he’s capable of being.”
Town’s Manager was without the injured Terence Kongolo, Herbert Bockhorn and Collin Quaner at the weekend.
He gave an update on his squad’s fitness ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“We are in a pretty good place. We are hoping we have everyone available come tomorrow.
“Obviously the games come in short succession. We hope to have everyone available.
“The good news is the boys on the periphery of the squad have played against Rangers on Saturday and had a positive result; scored five goals.
“They’re eight unbeaten now, seven wins in the last eight, for the EDT squad so that’s a real positive.
“When you have three games in short succession, the opportunity to use the squad is a positive thing.”
Middlesbrough currently sit one place ahead of Town in the Sky Bet Championship table without a win in five games.
Cowley gave his thoughts on the strengths that Jonathan Woodgate’s side possess.
“They’ve played quite a lot of this season in a 4-3-3, but have changed to a back three, once against Cardiff, and changed at West Brom on Saturday and went to a back five, a diamond and a one; that’s a unique formation that you don’t come against every week, so we have to be prepared for that if that happens again.
“If you look at the recent games, Middlesbrough have changed their system and their personnel, so they are trying to find the best way of playing for them, but certainly they have good players.”
You can watch clips of the press conference below on #HTTV!