GLYNN SNODIN hopes a heart to heart between Huddersfield Town’s management and players will pave the way to victory at home to Bolton tomorrow.
The experienced coach says Simon Grayson’s squad have had a good week’s preparation as they plot a first win in five Championship games.
It included a squad debrief of the season so far, with every player encouraged to have a say on what has gone right – and wrong.
“It’s something we always planned to do 20 matches in,” explained Snodin ahead of the first Town-Bolton meeting since 2000-01.
“All the management spoke and we encouraged every player to have their input. There were some serious points made and we also enjoyed a bit of banter.
“We’ve had three really good training sessions as well, and it’s been a bit of a refresher course, reinforcing a few things and making sure we’re all singing off the same hymn sheet.”
Town have taken just one point from the last 12, dropping to 15th in the table, three points and three places above tomorrow’s visitors.
“It’s been a disappointing run,” added Snodin. “We know the fans are disappointed, and believe me, the staff and players are hurting too.
“It’s a reflection of the Championship as a whole – most clubs have had ups and downs – and the key is finding some consistency.
“We know a few wins will have us back up the table, and while we know Bolton have a lot of quality, they are there to be beaten.
“We’re in the unusual situation of having the same record home and away (four wins, two draw, four losses) and we have to make sure our ground becomes a tough place to visit.”
Fit-again James Vaughan is pushing for a first start in nine but fellow striker Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) again looks unlikely to figure.
Midfielder Keith Southern completes a three-match ban, while Bolton have right-back Tyrone Mears suspended.