The managers' views on the Huddersfield result

Last updated : 26 November 2006 By The Chairman
It was once again a delighted John Sheridan who summed up his teams resounding 0-3 victory at Huddersfield, not usually a happy hunting ground for Athletic. Shez (pictured) commented, "We were very professional, and worthy winners. Full credit to the lads, I've told them to believe in themselves and I want them to enjoy their football more than anything else. I think that's showing on the pitch. Huddersfield played a different formation than they did when we've had them watched, and I think they tried to match us today. I felt we were the stronger side, though, and the tempo to our play was excellent. We dominated, especially in the second half, and perhaps could have had more goals. The work rate was unbelievable. There's a lot of players working very hard for each other out there, and long may it continue! Getting three goals away from home is always nice, and the clean sheet is very pleasing. We had lots of good opportunities, but the main thing is that we won the game against a good team. We'll enjoy our weekend. We're out with all the players and wives tonight, then we'll work hard again next week in preparation for the FA Cup game next Friday."

"We're not getting carried away. We'll keep treating things as if we're fourth from bottom, keep working hard and try to make ourselves better. We'll just concentrate on the next game. We've achieved nothing yet, and I'm not going to start saying what we're going to do. The lads wouldn't do that and neither would I. You can easily fall flat on your face. We'll be positive, enjoy the weekend and work hard to get the right result next Friday. I've got some very good staff here. We're honest, tell players to their face if they're doing something wrong, and they respond. We enjoy ourselves during the week, we're not too serious but we certainly are when it comes to matchdays. The lads are listening and learning, and I keep saying that we haven't done anything yet, but if we keep our performances to the level we showed today then I think we'll do very well. I want myself, the club and the players, both as individuals and as a team, to do well. The players are enjoying their football, and when you're winning it makes things a lot easier."

"It was a different story from Huddersfield boss Peter Jackson who watched his team slip to their second consecutive home defeat. Jackson said, "That wasn't easy to watch, in fact it was horrible, especially in the second half. I don't often say this, but I was embarassed by our second-half performance. There are no excuses. I've told the players how I feel, and I hope they feel the same way I do. We've just got to keep going and stick together. The game was an embarassment to both myself and the fans. They showed their anger and rightly so. I can see why they're frustrated, but to hear and witness the things they're saying is upsetting. It's not the Board's fault. I'm the one who should get criticism. The Board have backed me as much as they can, and without them Huddersfield Town AFC would not be here today. Myself and the players will take responsibility for this."