Huddersfield Town Skipper reflects on Preston draw
- Christopher Schindler on draw with Preston
- Town Captain gives an update on his injury
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Captain Christopher Schindler says Huddersfield Town are satisfied with a point following the 0-0 draw with Preston North End at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It was a game of few chances at either end in West Yorkshire, with Town’s solid work at the back enough to keep the deadlock intact against the promotion-chasing Lilywhites.
The skipper was happy with Town’s defensive work as the game went on with the Terriers recording back-to-back clean sheets in the Sky Bet Championship for the first time since October.
Speaking pitch-side at the John Smith’s Stadium following the draw, Schindy says Town will take a point from the encounter.
“I think if you see the game, we’ll take a point today. I think they are a really powerful team, they needed to win today to stay in the battle for promotion,” he said.
“It was a different game to the one in the week. We were struggling a little bit in the beginning, but I think we fought our way into the game.
“Except maybe the last five minutes, we didn’t give them any big opportunities to score.
“It’s a clean sheet which is a positive, but we have to be a little bit braver; we didn’t get the balance quite right of playing and being solid at the back.”
The point means it’s now four points from the last two games for Town who remain above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone following Saturday’s fixtures.
Town’s skipper was ever-present in a strong defensive effort from the Terriers throughout the afternoon, that included taking a blow to the head in what was a well-fought encounter against a battling side.
“This is a team that reminds us very much of when we got promoted. They’re not the best football players, they’re not the most technical players but they know what they can do.
“They can fight, they can run over teams and they really bully teams. Today, they had a lot of possession but didn’t create massive opportunities, so I think we accept this fight.
“I got caught in an aerial duel, it was a bit unlucky but I’m feeling good.
“It’s a little cut but no bigger issues.”
Another player that put in a good defensive shift for Town was Trevoh Chalobah who filled in at right-back.
Town’s skipper praised the midfielder’s performance, in a position he hadn’t played in since youth level.
“Especially in the first 15 to 20 minutes he was rock solid. With his body, he can play anywhere.
“I said it to him in the dressing room, he’s a machine. He’s a brilliant athlete, strong, powerful and he did a really good job at right-back.
“It’s good that we have him and we know he can play this position.”
With another point secured, Town’s attention now turns to Tuesday evening’s game against Reading at the Madejski Stadium, the first of Town’s remaining five games to be played over the next two-and-a-half weeks.
The skipper gave his thoughts on the busy nature of the upcoming schedule.
“It’s demanding but you shouldn’t think too much about it because other teams have the same issue and the same challenge.
“Maybe the other games come a little bit slower (for them), but I don’t care I just want to go full spirit now and keep this Club in the Championship.
“I think it’s more in the head when you think too much about it. So, let’s attack the games, let’s give everything we’ve got in every game and try to get the points we need.”
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