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MARK FOTHERINGHAM’S FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE

30 September 2022

Town’s new Head Coach meets the media ahead of our next Sky Bet Championship game

- Mark Fotheringham speaks to the press for the first team
- Head Coach discusses taking the position
- Watch Mark’s full press conference below on HTTV

Mark Fotheringham says he is “really privileged” to be Town’s new Head Coach when he spoke to the press on Friday morning.

Speaking in his first press conference as Head Coach, Mark was quick to comment on how he was feeling since the announcement.

“First and foremost, I feel really privileged to be in this seat today.

“I’ve done a hard apprenticeship in Germany, and I have experienced relegation and promotion battles – my main focus now is just getting my playing style across and getting that on the pitch.

“It’s really exciting for me and my family being here, my three young boys have already been asking for shirts and looking at the players and wanting to know everything.

“I’m looking forward to bringing them to Huddersfield and showing them the Club and the town.”

Fotheringham spoke about how he wants the team to play, and they style he wants to implement as Head Coach.

“We’ve got a lot of good young players here and a lot of good, experienced players.

“I’m a guy who wants to get as many offensive players on the pitch as possible, which will allow us to play with freedom and creativity in the final third, but with some strong scaffolding at the back.

“It’s important to me that the team reflects the Club, and we need to get that real Terrier Spirit into them.”

Our Head Coach complimented the young players and explained what he wanted from them.

“I was really impressed from the last game – the young players played without fear and there was real team spirit.

“I tell the boys to take the handbrake off and play full throttle – that’s the only way to play.

“That’s how I want us to train too – give it everything, have that fire in their belly.

“We know it’s a long season, so young players will get their chance.”

Finally, Mark looked to the game tomorrow against Reading and the support he needs from the fans.

“We all know it’s a tough league, we’ve analysed Reading and I’m really excited to get down there.

“We’re going to go and play on the front foot, and I’m sure we can get a positive result.

“The people here, the fans have a real understanding of the game, they know it doesn’t happen overnight – but this is all about them, they are the Club, and they pay their money to watch us play.

“We need the fans behind us this weekend, it’s amazing to see their support both home and away – that’s special.”

Watch Mark’s full press conference below on HTTV!

Want to be there to support Mark and the lads at his first home game as Town Head Coach? CLICK HERE to secure your seat vs Hull City on Sunday 9 October 2022.


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