Huddersfield Town Manager previews Reading trip
- Danny Cowley looks ahead to Reading encounter
- Town Manager on kicking on from the last two games
- Watch clips from Danny’s press conference on #HTTV!
Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley says the Terriers must dust themselves down and get ready for another test at Reading on Tuesday evening.
Town will make the trip to the Madejski Stadium to face the Royals on Tuesday evening, just three days on from the goalless draw with Preston North End.
Having picked up four points from the last two games, including two clean sheets, Town’s Manager says his side must be prepared and ready to go again against Reading.
Speaking to the media via his virtual press conference on Monday afternoon, Danny said that Town are looking to build on what has been a positive few days on the pitch.
“We are in a good place. We’ve been very resolute in the last two games and we want to take those qualities in tomorrow’s game,” he said.
“The games are coming thick and fast. There’s no doubt it’s a tough schedule, the boys have expended an awful lot of energy fighting for the cause and it’s important for us as a squad that we dust ourselves down.
“What we don’t want to do at this time in the season is break anybody because it’s probably season-defining for any player that gets injured now.”
Town make the midweek trip down to Berkshire off the back of a resilient showing against a promotion-chasing Preston North End side on Saturday.
Danny explained what he took from that game, and what he is hoping to see the Terriers improve on come kick-off on Tuesday.
“We always felt it would be a good result to pick something up against Preston.
“For us, we did really well against the ball, but we would like to do better with the ball, and that’s the balance we’re probably trying to find.
“We’d like to be better in terms of our possession and in terms of the attacking transition.”
The hosts themselves come into the encounter at the Madejski Stadium off the back of their most prolific league performance in nearly five years, beating Luton Town 5-0 away from home at the weekend.
Town’s Manager is well aware of the challenge posed by Mark Bowen’s side.
“Reading are a very good team. They’re excellent with the ball, what they did to Luton they have the capabilities in their group to do that to anybody.
“They’ve got real athleticism, lots of power and they carry real threat with the ball.
“We will need to be at our very best to compete with them and that’s what we intend to do come tomorrow evening.”
Ahead of the game, Town remain two points above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, occupying 20th spot in the table.
Danny insists that rather than dwelling on their current league position, the Terriers’ focus remains on actively trying to do something about it.
“You can look at it, but it won’t change unless you do something about it.
“The only way we can make it change is by putting our focus and energy into the bits that we can control which is our performance, and that’s what we’re trying to do.
“We’ve got a big week ahead of us; it’s a week that we’re looking forward to.”
Watch clips from Danny’s press conference below on #HTTV!
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