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23 October 2020



23 October 2020

Town’s Head Coach on Saturday’s game against the Lilywhites

- Carlos Corberán looks ahead to Preston encounter
- Head Coach provides the latest team news update
- Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV!

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán says his side’s focus quickly turned to the visit of Preston North End on Saturday afternoon despite a second win in the space of four days earlier this week.

The Terriers go into Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship meeting with the Lilywhites at the John Smith’s Stadium following back-to-back victories against Swansea City and Derby County over the last few days.

Speaking with the media during his virtual press conference on Friday afternoon, Carlos says his side won’t be basking in the glory of those wins and have their sights firmly set on a third victory in the space seven days, when they come up against Alex Neil’s side at the weekend.

“I think the previous game is always less demanding than the next game, this is how we face the games.

“I think the next game is going to be harder than the previous game – this is the same expectation I had after Swansea.

“First of all, because it’s true. But secondly, it’s the best way we can prepare our minds for the upcoming games.

“We try to forget the result of the previous game, be focused that every game is different, and we need to have our strong mentality to face the next one.”

Like Town, the visitors come into the encounter off the back of a win in midweek, having beaten QPR 2-0 at Loftus Road on Wednesday evening, meaning they’ve now taken seven points from a possible nine on the road this season.

Carlos has acknowledged the challenge ahead of the Terriers on Saturday against the side that currently boasts the division’s best away record through the early weeks of this campaign.

“I think Preston is a team I know well because I was following them since I arrived in England.

“They’re in their fourth year now with Alex Neil, he’s working very well with this team in creating one identity, being a very aggressive team without the ball. It’s a team that always push opponents in the high press.

“When you play against them, you need to prepare well because you know they’re going to be aggressive in the pressing and making very good things with the football.

“We know that it’s going to be a challenge, we know that it’s going to be another very demanding game with a different type of circumstances to the previous game but this is always how we need to prepare for the games, knowing that every opponent is going to demand our best to get something positive.”

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Carlos also provided a team news update as well as addressing the situation with new signing Álex Vallejo, who is currently undergoing a period in isolation after completing his move to the Club last weekend.

“I think fortunately for this game we can continue with the same players that we arrived to the last game with,” he said.

“Danny Ward needs a little bit more time, so the situation with him didn’t change.

“Pipa felt a muscle problem in the last part of the Derby game, that’s why we made the change, but his recovery has been positive so we can arrive to this game with the same number of players in the squad.

“(With Álex Vallejo) we are trying to repeat the same process we did with Sarr. He can only work with himself because he’s in an isolation period.

“He’s adapting with the limitation that he has, trying to do the maximum work he can, and at the same time, we are trying to have some meetings over video call.

“He’s watching all the games, he has been watching all the games the team played before to understand the team and the ideas, as it will make the adaptation easier when he can join up with the squad.”

Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV!

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