Assistant Coach Danny Schofield shared his thoughts at full-time of Town’s latest win
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- Assistant Coach Danny Schofield speaks at full-time
Town Assistant Coach Danny Schofield was in high spirits when sharing his thoughts at full-time of our one nil derby win over Barnsley in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.
“It was fantastic - to get through to the next round of the FA Cup is always brilliant” Schofield said.
He continued: “We put in a lot of effort, showed a lot of that Terrier fighting spirit and I think it was deserved in the end.
“In a lot of previous games in the Championship we’ve started the game really well, on the front, high intensity and trying to be aggressive – that’s a clear message to the players before every game, and if we can do that, we feel it gives us a good foothold for the rest of the game.
“The lads are putting in so much effort every single day, the standards are very high.
“The performances are really positive and it’s a really good group as I’ve said before – it’s a pleasure to be a part of it.”
Asked about some individual players, Danny was full of praise for match-winner Duane Holmes and both Carel Eiting and Jon Russell, who played well together in midfield.
“Duane has got real quality, he’s having a fantastic season so far.
“We want him in those attacking positions and finding those spacing, making runs beyond the last line.
“Collectively it was a good goal, and I think a great finish from Duane.
“I thought Carel and Jon faired very well, they’re two talented football players.
“They were exposed to a high intensity game today which is always a challenge if you’re not playing regularly, but I thought they both did fantastically well.
“There are always areas to improve and we’ll look and that and improve on it, but they can hold their heads high today.
“I think they really helped the team and they were a big part of us getting the win.
“I was so excited for Jon going through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, and I think everyone in the stadium wanted him to score obviously – apart from the opposition fans! – but he says he should’ve gone near post.
“I’ve just spoken to him briefly after the game, but he’ll get another opportunity like that and he has the quality to finish it off next time.”
Watch the full interview below on HTTV.
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