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STEARS: IT’S VERY DISAPPOINTING

20 June 2020

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Town defender reflects on Wigan defeat

- Richard Stearman looks back at Wigan defeat
- Town defender disappointed with first game back
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV later

Huddersfield Town defender Richard Stearman expressed his disappointment following the 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Goals from Jamal Lowe and Anthony Pilkington were enough for the visitors to claim the three points and leapfrog Town in the Sky Bet Championship table, in the first game back after the season’s resumption.

Speaking to #HTTV following the match, Stears insisted the team were disappointed with the performance on the day.

“It’s obviously very disappointing,” he said.

“We’ve had a good mini-pre-season, we’ve done well in the friendlies we’ve played, we’ve had a really good week’s training and it’s just not happened on the day.

“We’ll re-group, we’re disappointed in the dressing room. We had nine big games and it’s given someone in and around us three points.

“But we’re confident that we can pick up points against anyone in the league and looking ahead to Nottingham Forest, we’re certainly going to try and do that and try to push away from the relegation zone.”

As is the new normal across the footballing world following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the game was played without fans at an empty John Smith’s Stadium.

“It’s certainly strange,” the defender said.

“We’d obviously have our fans right behind us after going a goal behind and pushing us on.

“It’s something we’d rather have but it’s the world we live in right now, sacrifices have to be made and not having the fans in is one of them.”

Town now have a week to prepare for next weekend’s trip to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship.

With eight games remaining in the season, the defender is keen to put things right over the coming weeks, starting with next Sunday’s encounter in the Midlands.

“They are eight massive games for us. We’re looking to pick up as many points as we can and try to push ourselves away from that danger zone.

“It’s going to be a good week for us to get back to the drawing board and try and improve on where it went wrong today.

“We’ll certainly be working hard on the training ground as we have done for the past few weeks to try and find the solutions.”

Watch the full interview below on #HTTV later.

 


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