Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley has said he taken encouragement from his sides’ 4-2 away defeat to West Brom yesterday.

The new Terriers manager has had a tough start to life in charge of the Championship having lost his opening two games.

Huddersfield lead twice at the Hawthorns yesterday after strikes from Lewis O’Brien and Karlan Ahearne-Grant but the Baggies fought back courtesy of goals from Semi Ajayi, Darnell Furlong and two from Matt Phillips.

Cowley spoke to the Terriers’ official club website after the match: “I felt for 60 minutes, the players delivered the game plan really well. I felt we were organised in our defensive structure, we forced WBA to play around us and not through us, and as a consequence we felt that we’d frustrated them and the supporters.”

“We were able to get turnovers and be a threat on the counter attack and I was pleased with the players’ attitudes and selfless performance, particular the attacking players who gave so much for the team. Probably at about 60 minutes we started to play for the end, there’s definitely issues physically and mental; there’s no hiding place from that.”

He continued: “We have to remind everyone how to win football matches, we have to make sure we make wins happen.”

“I’m not too concerned about the goals because we can work on those tactically. The more we work and rehearse the less mistakes we will make. What I saw today was enough fight, not from everyone, but from most, and that gives me encouragement moving forward.”


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