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SCHINDY ON SECURING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL

29 July 2020

Captain reacts to Town’s Sky Bet Championship safety

- Christopher Schindler on the Terriers’ end to the season
- Skipper pleased the team could reward fans’ support
- Schindy spoke after the win over West Brom

Huddersfield Town Captain Christopher Schindler was delighted the Terriers could overcome early-season adversity to secure Sky Bet Championship football for next season.

Town had just one point after the first eight games of the Sky Bet Championship season but had their place in the division confirmed for the 2020/21 campaign on the final day of the season, despite defeat at Millwall.

In an interview following the victory over West Bromwich Albion in the penultimate game of the season, all-but confirming Town’s safety, Schindy expressed his relief to get the points needed to keep the Club in the division.

“A lot of pressure was on our shoulders for quite a long time. It’s been a long time of suffering,” he said.

“I’m just glad we could find a win and finish the season off.”

The victory over the Baggies at the John Smith’s Stadium meant it would have needed an unlikely goal difference swing on the final day of the season for Town to drop into the relegation zone.

Town’s skipper gave an insight into the mood inside the dressing room following that crucial win.

“It was alright to be fair! You could sense there was a relief and everyone’s happy, but you could feel that this took a lot of energy.

“I’m proud of what we achieved. Everybody can say what they want but I think what we did this season is right up there as well.

“I’m so proud of the lads that they turned this thing around in a difficult situation. I think for football and for life you can take a lot of positives out of this situation.”

Schindy also gave praise to the Town fans for their continued support throughout the campaign, particularly in the post-restart period despite games being played behind-closed-doors.

The skipper says the support of the Terriers faithful from home was instrumental in securing Sky Bet Championship football for next season.

“Their support has been tremendous.

“We could always rely on our supporters and this is something I haven’t experience before. It’s massive for us.

“I’m happy for them, they had to suffer a lot as well this year but I’m very glad that we could bring the season to a good end.”


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