Boss David Wagner has told a national TV audience a lack of Premier League experience is helping Huddersfield Town, not hindering them.

On a special Goals on Sunday guest appearance, Wagner was reminded Tom Ince was the only player with top-flight pedigree in the starting eleven on opening day at Crystal Palace.

The Terriers Head Coach explained the constraints on him in the August window and the dangers of negative Premier League experience.

“Before the season, we made the decision to go without experience,” he said. “We were not able to buy experience, it was too expensive for us.

“We have had to turn no experience into an advantage. Get players who are hungry and greedy for success.

“Players with no experience can be good because experience can be bad as well as good, if they have been relegated.

“We know exactly what size of a club we are, but we are a Terrier and we keep fighting.”

Co-host Chris Kamara, who spoke of meeting Patrick Stewart in the boardroom at Vicarage Road yesterday, lauded this approach given the mental scars left by relegation.

Town broke a ten-hour goal drought away from home in scoring four at Watford in a terrific away display.

“One of the advantages of this group is they are not bothered by those circumstances,” Wagner said of the unwanted record.

“They leave the past in the past.

“We were not scoring goals but we had the opportunities and it does not make sense to focus on this. We took our chances.”

The Terriers made four changes for the trip to Hertfordshire and Wagner has taken the opportunity to shuffle his pack in recent weeks.

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It seems squad rotation is here to stay, with Wagner tight-lipped on potential January incomings.

“We have to be very careful with our small squad,” he said. “We brought lots of new players in at Watford because we want to keep people fresh at the end of a very busy week.

“This is a big theme for us, keeping everybody healthy.

“In January, we will have to wait and see. No-one knows what happened with injuries yesterday and football changes so quick.

“If we have to add to the squad in order to develop, we will and we can.”

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