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McCann Looks Ahead To Huddersfield Clash

15 October 2021

Grant McCann says his players are determined to build on their recent win against Middlesbrough as they prepare to travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.

The Tigers secured their first home win of the season just before the international break against Boro, while Carlos Corberan's seventh-placed Huddersfield were held to a goalless draw away against Luton Town.

“If you look at Huddersfield’s start to the season, they didn’t start too well,” said McCann.

“Fulham thumped them at home quite early on. Since then, I think they’ve been quite consistent.

“What they do well is that they stay in the game. That’s what they’ve been good at this season - they’ve always given themselves an opportunity to stay in the game.

“Carlos has done well there. I think it’s his second year in management (with Huddersfield). The way they play and the personnel they use seems to be working for them.

“We know that we have to be good behind the ball but we have to make sure that we hurt them at the other end of the pitch.”

Although the Tigers haven’t picked up three points away from the MKM Stadium since the opening day of the season against Preston North End, McCann feels their performances have deserved more.

“I think we just need to be a bit more ruthless at the top end of the pitch,” McCann added.

“We’ve had some very good performances away from home but haven’t picked up enough points.

“We want to try and turn those performances into wins now and build on the last two games as much as we can.”

Over 2,000 supporters are set to make the trip to West Yorkshire, and McCann believes that could make a huge difference.

“It’s great to see so many fans going to support us,” McCann said.

“We’re delighted with that. In the last game against Middlesbrough, the fans were brilliant.

“They drove us onto victory, so it’s nice to see them coming to support us again.

“We want to go and put a good performance on and hopefully get the three points for them.”

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