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DANNY: THERE’S POSITIVES TO TAKE FORWARD

28 September 2019

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Town Manager reviews draw with Millwall

- Danny Cowley looks back on Town’s draw with Millwall
- Manager delighted with improvement in the second-half
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley admitted that there were positives that Town can take forward following his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Millwall in the Sky Bet Championship.

Fraizer Campbell opened the scoring with his first goal for his hometown Club before Matt Smith equalised for the visitors shortly before the break. Millwall’s Shane Ferguson was sent off in the closing stages but both sides shared the points at full-time.

“There’s definitely some work we can do back on the training pitch, but I believe there is certainly some positives we can take forward.

“We were disappointed first-half, I didn’t think we committed to the game plan, I didn’t think we played with enough bravery.

“We were pleased with the second-half, we thought the players played with more bravery, committed to how we wanted to play, moved the ball quick, built on the first line and then that allowed us to create more moments in space.”

Town’s opener midway through the first-half came courtesy of Fraizer Campbell, his first goal for his hometown Club.

“(I am) delighted for Fraizer, obviously he’s had an unbelievable career to this point but I’m sure that goal for his hometown Club will be one he’ll remember forever.

“We knew it was coming, we’ve watched him all week in training and he looked really sharp and you could sense that there was going to be a goal off the end of this week.

“We hope now he’s going to get fitter and stronger. With him, Karlan (Grant), Kache (Elias Kachunga) and Dia (Adama Diakhaby) we’ve got some really good attacking options.”

The Lions’ equaliser shortly before the break was an unfortunate moment for Kamil Grabara who fumbled the corner before Matt Smith found the net. It came moments after a superb outstretched save from the ‘keeper.

“Particular credit to Kamil; it’s the life of a goalkeeper, he makes a great save and then makes an error.

“It’s how they respond, and I thought his response second-half was excellent, I thought he played with a real maturity and his distribution second-half was much better which was a very important part of our game plan.”

Town signed free agent Danny Simpson yesterday and the full-back played 90 minutes on his Town debut to the delight of his Manager.

“To play 90 minutes in the Championship isn’t easy but he’s got a wealth of experience and I thought he handled his debut very well.

“I thought he played with a real tactical intelligence, positionally really good and whatever he brings us on the pitch he’s going to double that off the pitch in the changing room. He’ll be a really good role model for some of the younger lads.”

You can watch Danny’s full interview now on #HTTV!


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