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28 December 2022

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham speaks to the press

- Mark Fotheringham previews Rotherham United fixture
- Head Coach speaks in press conference before final home game of 2022
- Watch full press conference via HTTV below

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham spoke about the short layover between games during this festive period and our upcoming Sky Bet Championship game against Rotherham United in his latest press conference.

Fotheringham started his press conference by discussing the quick succession of games during this period.

“Playing in quick succession is an advantage for us.

“The work we did in Marbella during the break showed at the end of the Preston North End game with the power in our legs and the energy we still had.

“We want to give supporters something to cheer about over this period because they’re the best fans in the league.”

Mark continued by discussing his team news ahead of tomorrow’s fixture against Rotherham United.

“Danny Ward got a knock to his back in training, so we’ll see how that is settling down ahead of the Rotherham game.

“Ben Jackson isn’t feeling too well at the moment, so that may keep him out of the game tomorrow, and Matty Pearson and Ollie Turton are coming back slowly but surely.

“The lads who didn’t play against Preston trained excellently yesterday, while those who started and were on the bench recovered.”

Our Head Coach touched on the players who have been playing really well in the recent games.

“Jordan Rhodes puts real demands on himself each day in training, and he conducts himself like a real professional – nobody deserved that goal more than him against Preston. He’s a huge player for us, and I hope there’s many more goals to come from him going forward.

“Jack Rudoni has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in this division and he’s shown that. We can’t put too much pressure on him though, you have to remember that he was part of a side that was relegated from League One last season and is still so young.

“I would disagree with the statement that Brahima Diarra can only be used as an impact player, he was a key player against both Watford and Preston, but again we have to be careful as he is still so young.”

Fotheringham looked ahead to tomorrow’s game against Rotherham United at the John Smith’s Stadium.

“My full focus is on Rotherham; they have some really physical players and they are going to be a challenging opponent at the John Smith’s Stadium.

“We don’t get too high when we win and we don’t get too low when we lose – we know how important it is to win these games and we will respect every opponent we play, but ultimately my focus is on us.”

Watch Mark’s full press conference below on HTTV!

Want to be there to support the lads over this busy period against Rotherham United and Luton Town? CLICK HERE to secure you’re seat against Rotherham United on Thursday 29 December and CLICK HERE to book your seat against Luton Town on Sunday 1 January 2023!

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