Town’s Head Coach looks ahead to Tuesday’s meeting with the Robins
- Carlos Corberán previews Bristol City game
- Head Coach provides the latest team news
- Watch the full press conference below on #HTTV later
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán says that Danny Ward will miss the Terriers’ Sky Bet Championship match against Bristol City with a calf injury.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game at Ashton Gate, Town’s Head Coach says the forward felt something in his calf after leaving the pitch in the Terriers’ last outing against Millwall.
Danny was one of several players Carlos provided an update on when speaking with the media on Monday afternoon, as was new signing Duane Holmes who re-joined the Club earlier in the day.
“Unfortunately, Danny Ward cannot be with the team. He started to feel something in the calf after the last game,” he said.
“We will have him back after the game against Stoke City.
“(Alex) Pritchard is also a doubt. He couldn’t complete the normal training today,” he added.
“We couldn’t work with Duane (Holmes) yet as he signed his contract today.
“He will start his training tomorrow on his own to make sure everything is right from the medical point of view and then he will start to train with the squad.”
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Carlos also provided an update on the Terriers’ centre-backs and had some positive news on the recovery of Tommy Elphick who has been out for around 14 months with a knee injury.
“Rarmani (Edmonds-Green) will be out for another 10 days.
“We expect to not have (Christopher) Schindler and (Richard) Stearman for the next three weeks.
“Tommy Elphick is going to start some training next week with the group. This is good for the group.”
Having given the latest squad update, Carlos spoke about how the Terriers are aiming to turn a tricky recent run into their first points of the calendar year during the trip to Ashton Gate.
“When you are winning, you can have more patience. When you are not winning, you have to show your character.
“I think now, our character, attitude, and professionalism need to show.
“Having not played at the weekend, we have now had four consecutive days to prepare for this important game.”
When speaking with the media, Town’s Head Coach also gave his thoughts on what he’s made of Tuesday’s opponents in recent weeks.
“Bristol City is a team that have a very strong squad.
“They are in a moment where they’ve lost important players to injuries, but I think the coach (Dean Holden) was clever to play 4-4-2 because they haven’t missed any strikers through injury.
“They have three very good strikers, they have recovered the loan of Kasey Palmer and I think they have a strong first XI.
“They beat Millwall in the cup at the weekend so it shows that even with injuries, they have a strong squad that can face games in the cup and the league.
“I expect to play against a strong team.”
Watch Carlos’ full pre-match press conference below on #HTTV later.