May 28, 2024

Huddersfield Town manager Darren Moore emphasized the significance of the upcoming home match against Blackburn Rovers, considering it a crucial fixture for his team as they aim to accumulate much-needed points. Following a 2-0 defeat at Norwich City on Saturday, the team is currently enduring a five-game winless streak, with their precarious position just above the relegation zone in the Championship.

With a current standing of fourth from the bottom, holding 22 points from 23 matches, Town faces a challenging situation at the halfway mark of the season. Moore is focused on the upcoming back-to-back home games against Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough, expressing optimism that the festive period training sessions will have a positive impact when the team returns to the field.

In response to questions about the upcoming matches, Moore stated that the immediate focus is on the Blackburn game. Despite the holiday season, he emphasized the importance of recovery and intent, mentioning that the players will be training on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to prepare for the crucial clash with Blackburn Rovers.

Reflecting on the recent defeat at Carrow Road, Moore acknowledged the team’s hard work and expressed disappointment in a momentary lapse of concentration that led to Norwich City gaining the initiative in the second half. Despite the setback, he praised the players for their efforts in the first half and highlighted the need to stay focused throughout the entire game.

On the injury front, Moore provided updates, noting the return of Ben Jackson and Kyle Hudlin from groin injuries. Lee Nicholls is set to remain sidelined due to concussion protocol, and Danny Ward, who missed the Norwich City game with an Achilles injury, will undergo assessment for the upcoming fixture. Moore acknowledged the challenges of managing player fitness during the demanding festive period but emphasized the need to adapt and move forward.

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