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DANNY COWLEY: WE HAVE TO CONNECT WITH THE SUPPORTERS

26 September 2019

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Danny Cowley speaks ahead of Huddersfield Town’s clash with Millwall

- Town’s Manager spoke to the press ahead of Saturday’s tie against Millwall
- Danny Cowley also discusses attacking set-pieces and team news
- Watch clips from the press conference below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley wants to build the John Smith’s Stadium into a fortress ahead on Saturday’s game against Millwall.

It will be the second home game for the Cowleys when Town face Millwall on Saturday 28 September (3pm kick-off).

When speaking to the press, Town’s Manager stated that he believes that the fans can play a key role in the game.

“This week the focus has been about trying to find a way of playing at home. Trying to find a way to connect with the supporters.

“We know if we want to be successful on Saturday against a determined Millwall team, it’s not just an 11-man job, it’s going to need everyone in the stadium fighting for the cause.

“It’s never just about the players, or just the managers, it’s always a collective effort and I include the supporters in that! I genuinely believe that everybody has a role to play in winning a football match.

“Our home stadium has to be a fortress, we have to create a connection with our supporters, which maybe in recent times has been lost. We need them right behind us.”

The Cowleys have had another week on the training ground with their new players and the pair have been trying to implement their attacking set-pieces into Town’s attacking set-up.

“We’ve started to add a couple of ideas, you have to layer the learning because if you just throw all your ideas out there then a lot of it can get lost.

“We’ve got some good ideas and we’re working with the players to implement them.

“Hopefully, we start to see some gains in that area. In the Championship you may pay around £25 million for a 25 goal-a-season striker, if you can get 25 goals from set pieces it’s worth quite a lot.”

Danny also eluded to how his brother and Assistant Manager Nicky Cowley uses tactics and ideas from different sports to develop their set-plays.

“We’ve managed to get good success from set-pieces in the past. Nicky spends a lot of his life studying different set-pieces from different sports, we’ve picked some good ideas from hockey and basketball.”

Town’s Manager also detailed the latest team news ahead of Saturday’s game.

“Terence (Kongolo) picked up a soft-tissue injury, we’re hoping that it’s not too bad. He hasn’t been able to train the early part of this week, but we’re hoping he will be back on the grass tomorrow.

“Alex (Pritchard) is getting closer; we haven’t been able to use him until this point. He’s a key player for us and is someone we expect to play an important part in this team.

“We’re hopeful he will be ready for Saturday. He’s been on the grass, that was definitely a move in the right direction.”

You can watch clips from the press conference below on #HTTV!

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