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DANNY COWLEY ON A TEAM PERFORMANCE AGAINST QPR

8 February 2020

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Danny Cowley looks back on QPR win

- Town Manager delighted with team effort
- Danny Cowley praises backing of home support
- Watch the full interview now on #HTTV!

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley praised the effort and energy his players displayed during the 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Second half goals from Elias Kachunga and Steve Mounié were the difference as Town recorded a first home win of the calendar year following a hard-fought team performance.

“It was a tough game. QPR are a good team, I’ve got the upmost respect for Mark Warburton, with the ball they cause you real problems,” he explained.

“The overhead conditions weren’t easy either. I thought we started the game well, with a real intensity and that dropped off at the end of the first half, but we were able to re-group at half-time, come out second half and play with a real energy.

“Hopefully, now, we’ll be able to start games with that confidence because we’re working ever so hard as a group on the training pitch.”

Harry Toffolo combined with Kachunga for Town’s opener on the afternoon and Danny believes that was a due reward for their hard work throughout the afternoon.

“I thought Harry Toffolo was exceptional today. I was delighted he had that influence for the first goal.

“I’m pleased for Kache because we’ve been working really hard to get him in the box and in the frame of the goal because we know what a threat he is when he gets in there.

“You could see the confidence in him grow and then he did well for the second goal as well, and it was a well taken penalty by Steve Mounié.”

Town goalkeeper Jonas Lössl was named in the Town starting XI on his return to West Yorkshire following his deadline day loan move from Everton. Danny was delighted with the impact he had on the pitch.

“We were so pleased we were able to get Jonas back. There was a calmness to his display, he had a real authority and a presence.

“He didn’t have to do too much with his hands, what he did with his feet and what he did to help us to build allowed us to get that control in the game.”

Danny also praised the backing shown by the Town fans. The home supporters inside the John Smith’s Stadium continued to push his side on to the three points throughout the afternoon.

“It’s not just the players (that put the effort in), it’s the supporters as well. Everyone knows what a difficult period the Club has had, and everybody is so desperate for us to get out of this difficult moment.

“Once we got the first goal, it lifted the crowd, it lifted the players. You can see here; the supporters can have such an impact on the game.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

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