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CARLOS PREVIEWS BIRMINGHAM CITY

25 February 2022

Head Coach speaks to press ahead of Town’s trip to St Andrew’s

- Carlos Corberán holds pre-match press conference
- Head Coach provides full Town squad update
- Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town, Saturday 26 February, 3pm

Carlos Corberán has previewed our next Sky Bet Championship game as Town prepare to travel to the Midlands to face Birmingham City on Saturday 26 February 2022 at 3pm.

As usual, the press conference began with a squad update from the Head Coach.

"Fortunately, we don't have any new injuries.

"We need to check how Tom Lees is after the head wound he received, but that's normal and he's training as normal.

"Pipa will train today, how he does will determine if he can be involved tomorrow."

Having extended our unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions – which is now level best with our longest unbeaten run in the league at this level – Carlos was asked about what had changed throughout the season to spark this form.

"I wouldn't say anything's changed since the start of the season, I think it's more that we're able to keep going to try and change a negative result.

"We keep doing the same things, are consistent, don't give up and give the best in attack and defence."

Turning his attention to Birmingham City, the Head Coach was quick to highlight that the Blues represent another difficult side to face.

"Right now, I'm focused on competing against Birmingham City.

"Yesterday we were analysing them and today we'll share that information with our players.

"Birmingham brought in good players like Juninho Bacuna, Lyle Taylor and Onel Hernández.

"They're going to be a tough challenge."

Asked about the depth of his squad and specific performances in the Cardiff City game, Carlos shared his thoughts on Jon Russell, Josh Koroma and Jordan Rhodes, who all made telling contributions.

"Jon Russell's goal reflects the good work he's doing.

"His contribution was high even if he hadn't scored, but to score the goal in a moment where we needed quality in the box shows he's not just got the skills to be a midfielder, but to play further up the pitch.

"Josh Koroma had maybe the biggest impact he has had and helped from the bench.

"Jordan Rhodes was exactly the same.

"He was involved directly in the first goal and indirectly in the second - that's what we want from our subs.

"The fact we've had so many different goal scorers this season means that we're not depending on one player and that our strength as a team is the team."

Watch the full press conference via HTTV below.

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