Chris Powell looked ahead to a fortnight without a Huddersfield Town game and admitted: “In some ways, I’d like one this Saturday.”

Powell was frustrated by the 3-1 defeat at Fulham, his side’s second in succession which left them 16th in the Championship going into the third
international break of the season.

Joel Lynch cancelled out Hugo Rodallega’s opener, but the Londoners clinched the points with quick follow-up goals from Lasse Vigen Christensen and Ross McCormack.

 

“It’s disappointing we haven’t been able to build on what was a very good win (3-0 at home) against Nottingham Forest,” said Powell, whose side are at home to Sheffield Wednesday a week on Saturday.

“We knew we had two tough away games, and looking at the way we performed at Derby (where Town lost 3-2) and for parts of the game at Fulham, maybe we should have got more than three points from three games.

“We worked hard to get back in it against Fulham, and when we equalised, were in the ascendancy.

“But it’s said you are your weakest when you have just scored, and so it proved. They were buoyed by their second goal, and got another when we were chasing the game.

“But I don’t like seeing three goals against our name. It’s happening too much and it’s an area we need to nail down.”

Powell has no plans to play Diego Poyet in today’s home development clash with Coventry City (1.00).

The on-loan West Ham midfielder was an unused substitute at Fulham.

On-loan QPR left-back Jack Robinson will today join up with England Under 21s.