HUDDERSFIELD TOWN’S midfield marvels have been challenged to produce another “fantastic shift” against Watford tomorrow.
Simon Grayson’s side are looking for a fourth straight win to maintain second place in the Championship, and the boss has already detailed his game plan to the squad.
It’s highly likely he’ll field an unchanged line-up from the one which so efficiently dismantled Blackpool’s 100% home record with a 3-1 win at Bloomfield Road on Monday night.
And, while Grayson praised his frontmen and Anthony Gerrard’s contribution to the second-best defence in the division (after Brighton), he knows the driving force at the John Smith’s Stadium will come from his talented central quartet – Oliver Norwood, Keith Southern, Adam Clayton and Danny Ward.
“As a manager, you always look to put something together on the training ground which will work well against your opposition and, when the lads are carrying it out like they are at the moment, it speaks volumes for the sort of players we have and their understanding,” said Grayson.
“I’m immensely proud of what we did the other night at Blackpool both with and without the ball and we need to maintain that standard against Watford, because if we don’t we could easily get punished – that’s what sort of division the Championship is.