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5 August 2021



5 August 2021

Town’s Head Coach looks ahead to first Sky Bet Championship match

- Carlos Corberán previews Derby County test
- Head Coach provides latest injury news
- Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán is pleased with the positive start his squad have given themselves ahead of their first Sky Bet Championship game against Derby County on Saturday.

Town go into the game having beaten Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 on penalties in Round One of the Carabao Cup on Sunday 1 August 2021.

“It was a very positive experience," Carlos told the press.

“It was great to be in a real stadium again with a real crowd.

“With the fans, football is different, it’s like another sport.

“It’s not the same when you’re playing away with fans and away without fans.

“It was the perfect game before we start the Championship, because it allowed us to be very focused in the Cup, which is a competition we wanted to keep playing in.

“We also wanted to start with a positive game before we play our next game against Derby.”

There has been many column inches written about Derby County ahead of the game, but Town’s Head Coach says all that matters is what happens on the pitch on Saturday.

“They still have many players that were important players for them last year.

“I understand that their situation is not an easy situation for Derby as a Club, but my target is to analyse their squad at a high level.

“Our preparations still need to be a high level and a high concentration.

“My concentration is to create an atmosphere where our mindsets are ready to be the most competitive team that we can be because this is the thing that we can control.”

The Spaniard also provided the latest update on team news.

“Covid is a difficult situation to manage.

“We are currently waiting on results because after the last game a few players had some symptoms or some tests that created some doubts.

“We hope that we won’t lose any players because of this situation, but if we need to, then that’s a position that we need to face.

“We can’t name them yet because we don’t know the results, and then depending on the results we will prepare again tomorrow.

“Aaron Rowe, Rolando Aarons and Pipa continue to need time to fix the problems that they had.

“We’re still waiting for them to make the right progress with the medical staff before they start to work with the group.

“I hope that they will start to train within the next week.

“Fraizer (Campbell)’s recovery has been a positive recovery.

“He’s been working with the team this week and will be one of the options that we have.”

Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV.

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