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7 August 2021



7 August 2021

Assistant Coach speaks after Derby County draw

- Assistant Coach Danny Schofield speaks after draw at Pride Park
- Naby Sarr equalised in final minute of first half
- Watch the full post-match interview on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Assistant Coach Danny Schofield was pleased with the First Team’s performance in their opening 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship game against Derby County.

Town were missing Head Coach Carlos Corberán, Lee Nicholls, Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien and Josh Ruffels due to positive Covid tests.

The Terriers’ fell behind in the 39th minute, but were able to pull one back through Naby Sarr’s header.

“We’re pretty satisfied for the first game of the season.

“A lot of hard work’s gone into pre-season and I thought the performance definitely merited the goal.

“Mentally, we’ve been prepared for what Covid may bring and so the players and the staff are aware that we’ll have to deal with these situations.

“Going into the game the lads were psychologically prepared to face these challenges, and I think they did that very well.”

A standout player from the game at Pride Park was Sorba Thomas, whose set pieces proved key in Town’s hunt for an equaliser.

“Sorba had an outstanding performance.

“He’s gone away and reflected on his time at Huddersfield Town since he first joined, and he’s worked hard over the summer to come back fit.

“We’ve seen that and noticed that, and his set plays are key for us.

“The thing about Sorba, along with the other players, is that he wants to keep working and keep improving and getting better.”

Schofield was also quick to comment on Naby’s 45th minute header.

“I’m really pleased for Naby.

“He’s had a really good pre-season.

“He’s now got competition with Levi Colwill coming into the team, so it’s only positive.

“What that does is make players first or their place, and Naby certainly didn’t do any harm today.”

Watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

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