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FIRST INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD KEOGH!

19 January 2021

Richard Keogh on helping younger players at Huddersfield Town

- First interview with Richard Keogh
- Defender recalls his time with the Terriers in 2007
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town’s new signing Richard Keogh can’t wait to help the Club with it’s exciting project and wants to make a difference both on and off the pitch.

The 34-year-old defender arrives at Canalside with tons of Sky Bet Championship and international experience.

When speaking after joining the Club, he explained why he wanted to join the Terriers.

“I’m delighted to be back. I had a brief loan spell here but yeah really excited to be here and I can’t wait to get going with the lads.

“I got the meet the lads today and spoke to the manager yesterday. Like every new player I just want to get on the grass and get going.

“As soon as I heard of the interest it was something I wanted to pursue. I’m really excited to be at a club where I suit the model. Everything going on here is going to be enjoyable for me and I couldn’t turn it down.”

This is Keogh’s second spell with Huddersfield Town after a two-month loan period back in 2007! He explained how that’s helped him settle in straight away.

“I think it helps coming back because I know about the Club, the great fanbase and I’ve got a feeling for it, so I know what to expect.

“Obviously with the situation with the world at the moment, it’s a shame the fans can’t be there, but I know how passionate they are.

“When I first joined Huddersfield Town, it was striving to be a Championship or Premier League team. For me, it was a really good experience, I learned a lot about myself. Since then we’ve both been able to kick on and achieve big things in our careers.

“I’m a big believer in things happen for a reason and I’m glad to be back and can’t wait to get going.”

Huddersfield Town has a relatively young squad in the league with a number of more experienced players, especially defenders, out injured.

The centre-back explained the role he can play in helping people develop both on and off the pitch.

“I spoke to a few of the lads before I was coming to get the lowdown. The group seems really good, it’s a younger group that are willing and hungry to do well.

“I think the Head Coach, Leigh (Bromby) and everyone here is trying to build the right model; that takes fantastic, hungry young players but also the glittering of experienced players that have been there, seen it and done it.

“I want to help produce on the pitch, physically I feel really good, after the injury I’ve come back to a good level and performing well.

“I can help off the pitch too. I’ve been that kind of guy and in that role at my previous clubs. It’s nice if you can do that because ultimately the team wins.

“If every individual is buying into it, which they are here, and you can add those little things to help them take their games to the next level, then that’s what I want to try and do. I want to make the team and everyone around me better.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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