Town’s Head Coach looks ahead to Saturday’s game against Millwall
- Carlos Corberán previews Millwall
- Head Coach provides team news and injury update
- Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on #HTTV
Huddersfield Town Head Coach expects a demanding game against Millwall on Saturday 30 October at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Speaking ahead of our next Sky Bet Championship fixture in his virtual press conference, Carlos discussed how preparation for the match had gone, and what he is expecting from Millwall.
"To have the opportunity to have a bit more time in training is always positive. We've arrived from three demanding games and are going into three demanding games before the international break.
"It was important and necessary to have this week. Millwall have the same points as us and have won four of their last five games. I expect a very demanding game.
"Both teams are equal now, even if they arrive off the back of better results than us. Millwall trust a lot in their physical levels and they are more aggressive than last year. They're more focused on winning individual battles than defending spaces, and they trust a lot in their ability to do that.
“Millwall are going to press us and be demanding of us. When you play against physical teams, set pieces are going to be very important. I don't expect a comfortable game against a team that is playing well at the moment."
Moving on to his team news, the Head Coach also provided some updates on Town’s injured players and their rehabilitation.
"The players that were available for AFC Bournemouth are all still available. Levi was suspended against Bournemouth, but has completed that and is available for the team.
"Ryan Schofield is going to train with the group for the first time today. If everything is normal, we hope that next week he can train more regularly. He was out for a long time and we need to manage it carefully.
"Pipa has done some technical activity, but we know that over the next four weeks he can only train a couple of times a week. He can't train at high intensity yet, he's going to need these four or five weeks to start training with more intensity.
“As soon as the medical staff tell us he's ready to work with us we'll take over and start managing it. He needs to keep his motivation and manage it in the best way he can, which is normal for a player.
"Aaron Rowe has not trained with the group yet. Jordan Rhodes is making progress with his injury. We hope that over the next three or four weeks he can be back training with the group."
Carlos was also asked for his thoughts on the Huddersfield Town B Team, and highlighted how the Club is aiming to use the side as a gateway to the First Team.
"The B Team are playing well at the minute, but I'm focused on the individual performances. The important thing is how they're competing and playing. We're very focused on reducing the gap between the B team and the Championship.
“They have a group of players that are motivated to be important players for the Club. There are many good players that I think will be very interesting for the Club - Pat Jones is injured at the moment, but he was in the First Team last year.
"Josh Austerfield is a very interesting and talented player. Loick Ayina and Brahima Diarra are good players, and Brahima played against Bournemouth last year. There are other names too with the skills to one day be Championship players."
You can watch the full press conference via HTTV below.
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