We’re going for it in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy says Huddersfield Town striker Danny Ward
DANNY WARD says Town will have no problem whatsoever getting motivated for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Northampton.
The 19-year-old wingman believes Town have got the bit between their teeth as they approach a first-round clash at Sixfields which they are determined to win.
Manager Lee Clark has already spelled out his ambitions to win the competition as a whole and he wants no slip-ups against Gary Johnson’s League II outfit, who were beaten 2-0 by Morecambe at the weekend.
Ward reckons competition in the squad is so fierce that no-one is going to think they can just coast through, and he says that sort of attitude just isn’t in Town’s make-up.
“No matter what the game is, we go into it ready to do the business and win,” said Ward.
“We have no problem getting up for games, whether it’s practice or competitive, because we all want to win and do our best.
“It’s Northampton away in the JPT that we focus on now and we will be going for it.
“We will be determined to play the way we play, battle and work hard and hopefully we will get our rewards for that.
“Everyone in the club would love to have some Cup success, because it would be a fantastic end to the season if we can win the JPT at Wembley and get promotion as well.
“The lads are up for it and we will be right at Northampton to make sure we stay on track.”
Ward was delighted to make another start in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers at the Galpharm and likes the look of the League I table, with Town sitting eighth, just a point outside the play-offs and four behind the leading clubs.
“It was a great win for us on Saturday and that’s what it’s all about, putting three points on the board,” he said.
“In games like that, where the opposition are making it difficult with their set-up, it doesn’t really matter how you get there as long as you get the points, so we were very happy.
“Considering we had a very tough midweek match down at Cardiff in the Carling Cup before Saturday, and extra-time on top of that which always takes it out of you, I thought we did really well and deserved the win.
“The lads put in a really good shift and we got everything we deserved at the end of the day with a clean sheet and three goals in the bag.”