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GRAEME JONES ON THE WIN OVER HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

31 August 2019

Hatters boss Graeme Jones was delighted with his side’s 'first class response' after they came from behind to defeat Huddersfield Town at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.

Karlan Grant broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart as he poked in at the back-stick, before James Collins converted from the penalty spot after being tripped by Christopher Schindler.

Andrew Shinnie scored the winning goal with an outstanding bending effort from 25 yards, finding the bottom left corner to secure the Hatters’ first home league win of the 2019/20 season.

The result means Jones’ team secured their third win in a week, having defeated Barnsley last Saturday and Cardiff City on Tuesday.

The boss said: “I think if you look around world football, three wins in seven days doesn’t happen very often, especially at this level. You have to be totally committed, totally focused in each game, which is really demanding. But obviously we have played two teams this week, so we have been in a fortunate position that we could rotate and I think that pay dividends today.

“I think the most important thing for me is we played in three completely different styles in all three games and I think at the start of my time here I said we have to be adaptable and we were. Today, substitutions showed the character that we have in the group and that mixture with the supporters, it’s a two way thing. It’s very, very satisfying to win three games in seven days.

“They didn’t give us the freedom we had last week, they put an extra forward on the pitch instead of a midfield player, they changed their wingers, they swapped them over. The wingers had real pace, we had to contend with that and then going one-nil down, you need to see everyone’s response and the response was absolutely first class.”


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