Head Coach discusses Town’s next fixture in his latest Press Conference
- Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City
- Friday 28 January, 19.45pm
- Head Coach Carlos Corberán previews game
Discussing the latest team news and sharing his assessment of Stoke City, you can hear from Head Coach Carlos Corberán in full for free via both HTAFC Sounds on Spotify and HTTV on YouTube!
Asked about the latest availability within his squad for Friday’s nights game, Carlos explained that the Terriers had no new concerns, with Duane Holmes re-joining the group having completed contact tracing protocols and Levi Colwill remaining sidelined.
"We have the same players as we did against Reading, but we're going to add Duane Holmes because he's completed his isolation.
"At the start of the season, Holmes was making a good contribution from the bench and put himself in a good position to be a starter because he showed he deserved it.
"He's been back in training and I think it's a positive for the team to have him back available.
"We're not going to have Levi Colwill back - I expect Colwill to be out for the next two to three weeks.
"Every time the doctors put him on the pitch he's had the same problem in the back of the knee.
"I think it's clear that Levi's been an important player and made an important contribution in attack and defence.
"We didn't have him in the previous games and losing players is never a positive thing.
"We have options to face the games, but we never want to lose any players. We know it's part of the season and I believe in the depth of our squad.
"That's one of our strengths this season compared with last season."
Turning his attention on to our next opponents, the Head Coach pointed out that Stoke pose a different threat to the side Town faced in September 2021 toward the start of the season.
"Stoke City have players back from injury and from the transfer market, so even if they keep the same shape, they could have different players to last time we played them.
"I'm very focused on Stoke - I know that we have Derby and the FA Cup soon after, but my full concentration is on Stoke.
"Sometimes when you play a strong team that hasn't got the result they wanted, it can make them more dangerous.”
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