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David Wagner picks the positives from Huddersfield Town's draw with Birmingham City

The head coach hailed his team's fight game

David Wagner was quick to pick the positives after Huddersfield Town came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Birmingham City.

Joel Lynch’s 83rd-minute equaliser against ninth-placed Blues meant Town remained 16th in the Championship and are unbeaten in four games, having drawn three of them.

And the head coach, who will be the guest of the Town Patrons at PPG Canalside on Tuesday (7.00, members only), said he was pleased by his side’s “fighting attitude” against Gary Rowett’s Midlanders.

“I was disappointed we didn’t win, but on the other hand pleased by our hard work, fighting attitude and aggression,” explained the German.

“More or less over whole game we did these things very well.

“They had one good chance on our goal and it was a goal (David Cotterill’s 73rd-minute free-kick).

“We were strong in ball possession, had good balance, avoided nearly all of their counter-attacks and were good in reactive pressure.

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Birmingham City (1) - Karim Matmour goes close with a spectacular overhead shot.

“We had our moments but we had a lot of problems with our finishing.

“Other than our goal, the only real save was from Karim Matmour (in stoppage time).

“Otherwise I was pleased with our performance.”

Wagner, whose side have two more games, at Bristol City on Saturday and at home to Brentford on May 7, added: “We must blame ourselves for not making more of shooting positions.

“One of the keys to create chances against a side who sit so deep with two lines of four is that you move the ball quickly.

“Players must always be in movement and be patient to pick the pass, and we did that.

“Also when behind we didn’t lose control. We were much stronger in the last 10 minutes than them.”

Wagner wants more of the same against Bristol and Brentford.

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“We want to be strong and focused and get more points. This one point we totally deserved.”

Town’s Under 21s, already through to the play-offs, complete their regular-season Professional Development League II fixtures at Coventry City on Monday (2.00).


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