HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Simon Grayson today urged his players to produce the same desire and passion which beat Blackpool when they entertain Watford on Saturday.
With Town second in the Championship table after successive 3-1 away wins against Sheffield Wednesday and at Bloomfield Road, Grayson is determined his buoyant squad should not drop their standards.
Goals by Lee Novak, James Vaughan and Oliver Norwood extended Town’s unbeaten run to six Championship matches with a home double header to come, but the manager is warning no-one should take anything for granted.
“You don’t get any extra points just because you have beaten a team who could have gone top, so we have to keep our feet on the ground, even though I was delighted with the performance at Blackpool,” said Grayson.
“We went with a plan to make sure we pushed high up the pitch and made them kick long, and we had two centre halves (Peter Clarke and Anthony Gerrard) who are very comfortable heading balls.
“You do see the rotation in Blackpool’s midfield and among the strikers, but we stayed with runners and pressed high up the pitch to make them kick long – that was all part of our game plan.
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“Everyone stuck to what they had been asked to do and I’ve a huge amount of respect for the players for what they produced, bearing in mind the opposition and the fact we were at a difficult place.”