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9 August 2022

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Danny Schofield speaks after Carabao Cup defeat

- Huddersfield Town 1-4 Preston North End
- Town exit Carabao Cup
- Danny Schofield speaks to HTTV

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Danny Schofield was honest in his assessment after his side were defeated at home by Preston North End.

“It was a tough evening” Schofield said.

“Again, I don’t think we started the game very well.

“We came up against a very good opponent, but it’s a performance that’s hard to evaluate right now, but we weren’t at it tonight.

Having fallen behind in the first half of their last three matches, the Head Coach insisted that it’s something already being addressed on the training pitch.

“We address this with the players consistently, about starting with good intent, starting with good body language, starting on the front foot, trying to be aggressive in the way we want to play.

“It’s a difficult one to really put your finger on, but there’s work going in to try and remedy these things.

“Players and coaches will always go through tough periods in their careers, that’s the business we’re in.

“It’s very important to stick together in these moments, try and find out where the problems lie, try and address these problems and work on it relentlessly every single day, then move on quickly.”

Despite full debuts for several young players and new signings, Schofield was in no mood to try and pick any positives from the night.

“It’s very difficult to highlight any positives.

“There might’ve been certain moments, but when the performance and the result is like that, it’s very difficult to hang on to anything.

“It hurts. It’s disappointing and it’s very emotional. Not just for myself, but for the rest of the staff and the players.

“We want to try and create that togetherness and that feeling that we’re all as one, and I think we have that. There’s a really good group of people here.

“It’s tough, it’s difficult and it hurts, but we need to keep working hard moving forward and try to get performances on the pitch.”

Watch the full interview via HTTV below.

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