Attacking midfielder on Nottingham Forest defeat
- Alex Pritchard looks back on defeat to Nottingham Forest
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- Watch the full interview on #HTTV
Huddersfield Town midfielder Alex Pritchard insists the defeat to Nottingham Forest is difficult to swallow but has urged the Terriers to put it past them and move forward.
The Terriers were beaten 3-1 by Forest at the City Ground, with Karlan Grant’s stoppage time penalty only a consolation in the Midlands.
It means that Town remain empty-handed since the Sky Bet Championship’s restart last weekend, something that Pritch is keen to change quickly.
Speaking to #HTTV following the game, the midfielder expressed his disappointment at the defeat but has urged Town to move on from it ahead of the trip to Birmingham City on Wednesday.
“It’s difficult to take. We can’t dwell on it, we need to move on very quickly, we’ve got a massive game midweek,” he said.
“We know it’s tough, we know we’re in a difficult position but only us can get ourselves out of this.
“We have to go back, look at stuff, make things right and work as hard as we can to get ourselves out of this position.
“We have to do it for ourselves, the fans, the people at this Club. We have to keep going.”
The defeat, along with results elsewhere in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend, means that Town have now dropped into 22nd in the table and into relegation zone with seven games to go.
The midfielder admits that the team have to do more to get out of that position in the coming weeks.
“Quality means nothing, we’re third from bottom of the league. It’s not good enough.
“We have to come together and work hard. We have to keep working hard and hopefully we can get our results.”
Town’s attention now turns to that next game at St Andrew’s against Birmingham City on Wednesday (1 July 2020).
Despite the tight turnaround, the midfielder insists the Terriers have to be ready to go to St. Andrew’s and get a positive result.
“It’s really difficult because you have to think about the last game, but you also have to think about the game coming so you have to try and forget about it.
“We have to look to the future now and to Birmingham. We have to be on it and do it for ourselves and the fans.
“They played a massive part for us when they were here and obviously it’s a difficult time at the moment."