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9 April 2021

Town's Head Coach on the importance of bouncing back in the Yorkshire derby

- Carlos Corberán previews Rotherham visit
- Head Coach targeting a positive response to Norwich defeat
- Watch the pre-match press conference below on #HTTV

Head Coach Carlos Corberán has been pleased with the work done by his Huddersfield Town players on the training pitch as they target a response against Rotherham United on Saturday.

The Terriers will be hoping to bounce back from Tuesday’s heavy defeat against Norwich when the Millers are the visitors to the John Smith’s Stadium at the weekend.

Speaking to the media in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, Carlos says his side have shown the right reaction in training ahead of Saturday’s game.

“I was watching the right answer of the players, to be concentrated in the work, to not smile a lot. It was a hard moment for us,” the Spaniard explained.

“We just to be ready and to work for the next game. We have to be ready to give the answer tomorrow (Saturday).”

Just the four-day gap between the two matches is something beneficial says Town’s Head Coach, as the Terriers look to put in a response on the pitch as soon as possible.

“I prefer to play fast. We prefer to not have many days after a bad result.

“The faster you can change the feeling, the better for you. We want to change the image we gave the other day.

“It’s a game in which the three points will be very important for us and for them. It’s an important game no doubt.”

Ahead of the visit of Rotherham to the John Smith’s Stadium for Saturday’s Yorkshire derby, Carlos also provided the latest team news including an update on Ryan Schofield who missed Tuesday’s game in East Anglia having pulled out of the side in the warm-up due to illness.

“We are going to check how he is in the training today, if everything is well, he will be the ‘keeper tomorrow.

“Pipa and Álex Vallejo will also train, we will see how they are today. Rolando Aarons and Josh Koroma will too.

“Carel (Eiting) started to train with the group yesterday. Sometimes, he will train with the group, sometimes on his own to get his football levels again.”

One player Town won’t have back on the training pitch this season unfortunately is Oumar Niasse, with the Spaniard revealing the extent of the groin injury to Town’s recent free agent signing during his pre-match press conference, following a scan done earlier in the week.

“The scan for Oumar was not positive,” he said.

“He will be out for eight weeks. We don’t expect to have him this season.”

Watch Carlos’ full pre-Rotherham press conference now on #HTTV.

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