Town’s Head Coach reviews his first win over Hull City
- Mark Fotheringham reviews the 2-0 home win over Hull City
- Head Coach happy with his first John Smith’s Stadium experience
- Mark: “we’ve not even started!”
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham enjoyed his first experience at his new home as the Terriers defeated Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Scotsman took his place in the home dugout for the first time and led the side to a two goal victory against the Tigers, courtesy of an own goal and Michał Helik header.
“It was great to be out there! I’ve been really eagerly awaiting this chance,” Mark said of his first home experience.
“Alongside the great staff, I’m trying to put my imprint on the team to give the fans a side to be really proud of. The fans were right behind us, which I really enjoyed.
“However, I was very disappointed with a lot of our play in the first half, as we can be much slicker in possession.”
Although he is keen to drive the standards, Mark admitted that he has seen an improvement game-on-game in his first three matches.
“We have to play with clarity. You could see some of the moves today and how we attack. We’ve got many offensive players on our front line, which is giving teams big problems – but we’ve not even started!
“I’ve got to set the standards. I’m telling you all the time that I’m not here to be the players’ friend – I’m here to push them to a level they’ve not reached before, whether they’re older or younger. We need to play with intensity and passion to win games.”
One notable step forward was a first clean sheet under Fotheringham, and a second of the season.
“It’s a big improvement. I was disappointed they had the big chance just before half time, so we can still improve.”
Mark notably started Etienne Camara and Ben Jackson again today, with four more B Team players – Nicholas Bilokapic, Brodie Spencer, Brahima Diarra, and Charles Ondo – among the subs.
He explained: “If you’re not training with intensity, and you do three days of five days’ training, you’re not going to be in my team.
“The starting eleven and subs earned the right to be involved today. I want to set standards, be competitive and have a winning mentality. Every single day in this building has to be like that.”
You can watch the rest of Mark’s post-match interview below:
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