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CARLOS PREVIEWS SHEFFIELD UNITED

11 February 2022

Head Coach Carlos Corberán speaks to the press ahead of Town’s next game

- Carlos Corberán provides full squad update
- Head Coach shares thoughts on Sheffield United
- Full press conference available on both YouTube and Spotify

Carlos Corberán has been speaking to the press ahead of Town’s next Sky Bet Championship match, facing Sheffield United at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 12 February at 12.30pm.

As usual, Carlos began his press conference by giving a full update on the fitness of his squad, with no new concerns to report after the midweek draw with Preston North End.

"Every player who was involved against Preston North End is available tomorrow.

"Pipa completed training both yesterday and today, he'll be available too.

"Tino Anjorin continues working with the Chelsea medical staff. We're waiting until they say he can come and work with our medical staff as they're going to be doing different work.

"Levi Colwill has been doing some exercise and will start working separately with members of staff over the weekend. We'll see if he can work with the group next week. Right now, it's too early to say when he'll be back playing.”

Asked about Town’s previous match, the Head Coach insisted that while he was pleased with the effort and mentality of his side, they will seek to improve on their attacking display.

"I value the effort and mentality of the team against Preston, but we didn't create enough.

"We've been analysing how we can improve that - but that's normal, there's always something to analyse. We have the skills and the personalities to solve these problems.

"We need to analyse our needs as a team and what we need to do to dominate the ball, especially in the offensive half.

"Preston created their clearest chances in injury time, but we had enough mentality to stop their transitions and counter-attacks."

Discussing the threat of Sheffield United and his knowledge of their manager, Corberán reiterated that his squad will be fully prepared.

"We know the level that Sheffield United have and like every game, we are going to approach it with the greatest of respect.

"Paul Heckingbottom and I worked together, but not together, at Leeds because we were involved in different squads.

“I know that Paul got Barnsley promoted from League One, and then went to Scotland before heading to Sheffield United.

"He's a coach who has been at this level for many years, and there's always reasons for that."

With the fixture being Town’s annual Mental Health Awareness match, Carlos shared his support of the initiative, underlining how important it is for these messages to be repeated and shared so that as much awareness as possible can be raised.

"We're always trying to do activities or send messages through the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

"This Club is always thinking about how we can support people in different types of situations.

”We know that Mental Health problems are one of the biggest problems in our society, so it's always good to support it - for everyone in the world, but also for men.

"We want to send the best message we can that there are professionals and friends who can help, and I'm proud that we're doing something to help at the game on Saturday."

Watch the full press conference via HTTV below.

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