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24 December 2020

Danny Schofield reviews defeat at Blackburn

- Danny Schofield on loss to Rovers
- Town’s B Team Coach wants players to learn from result
- Schofield disappointed after promising start

Huddersfield Town’s B Team Coach Danny Schofield was disappointed with the response his side gave to falling behind during the 5-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

Despite leading at the break thanks to a neatly worked goal from Kit Elliott, Town were beaten in Lancashire courtesy of five second half goals.

Schofield reflected on how his Young Terriers struggled to wrestle back control of the match after two goals inside eight minutes left them with an uphill task.

“I thought it was a difficult game for me to emotionally understand because we were well off in a lot of departments.

“I think football is definitely based on character and personality and when the going gets tough, people have got to step up and show true grit. I don’t think a lot of us did that.”

Although Town were dominant for almost the entirety of the opening 45 minutes, it was the hosts who restarted with a spring with their step.

Schofield said his players must show more individually to avoid history repeating itself in future matches.

“We controlled the first half quite a lot. We dominated possession of the ball but didn’t create as many chances as I would have liked.

“The second half is about mentality and concentration levels. It’s about demanding more from yourself and pushing yourself that little bit more.

“They have to keep things simple, not overcomplicate things and understand that this game we are playing – whether it is a B team game or a First Team game – is just as important as any other game.”

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