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LATEST TEAM NEWS AHEAD OF BRENTFORD

18 September 2020

Head Coach details squad update ahead of trip to West London

- Carlos Corberán gives team news update prior to Saturday’s game
- Head Coach on Naby Sarr’s quarantine period
- Watch the full press conference below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán says the Terriers have no new injury concerns ahead of the weekend’s game against Brentford.

Prior to Saturday’s trip to the Brentford Community Stadium, the Spaniard has been able to work with the majority of his First Team squad, excluding those who had already been sidelined with injuries.

Two players that have been able to return from the treatment room ahead of Saturday’s game in the capital are Fraizer Campbell and Matty Daly.

Speaking to the media in his virtual press conference on Thursday afternoon, Carlos says he was delighted to welcome the pair back to work with the rest of the squad.

“This week, the most positive thing was we started to work with some more players after the injury process, like Fraizer Campbell and Matty Daly,” he said.

“We didn’t lose anyone for injury reasons. Working with them for consecutive days is something positive for the squad.”

One player that does remain out of contention however is Danny Ward, who missed last weekend’s Sky Bet Championship opener with Norwich City with a hamstring problem.

With Danny’s absence in mind, Carlos spoke about adapting to situations including injuries during his team selection, something that is likely to be more common this season due to the shorter pre-season campaign.

“Unfortunately, we’re not going to have Danny Ward in the squad for tomorrow’s game. Before the last game, he started to feel something in the hamstring.

“Next week, he’ll have another scan to know how long it’s going to take.

“We need to be ready to adapt to any scenarios. To lose any players to injury is never positive news because we like to have a full squad.

“Fraizer Campbell has come back to the group and today completed one consecutive week training with the group which is a positive.

“He’s going to need more time to play the game in the normal condition he can play the game but it’s very positive to have him ready to help the team.”

Along with Danny Ward, midfielder Lewis O’Brien remains unavailable for Saturday’s game against the Bees.

Despite that, Carlos says that Lewis is nearing the end of his treatment process from the injury that has kept him out of competitive action so far this season.

“We are following the process of this injury. We knew it would take time to recover in the perfect situation and we don’t have him back yet.

“We need to continue working with this injury, but I think now we are in the final part of the treatment.”

Away from injuries, another player that will be unavailable for selection this weekend is new signing Naby Sarr who is undergoing a 14-day quarantine period in line with government regulations.

Carlos provided an update on the Frenchman’s situation and says he’s looking forward to working with him once the centre-back can join up with the rest of the squad at Canalside.

“He needs to follow the regulations that appear now for anyone that came here to England. He has to isolate in the hotel.

“We are using the new media we have to communicate with him and at the same time, he’s undergoing a plan that the physical coach is preparing for him.

“We know the conditions he can work in are limited but at the same time, we want to be focused in adapting him and to do what ever we can so when he comes into the group, he’s in the best condition he can be.”

Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV!


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