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Lessons we can learn by Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson

Town eyeing first win at Blackburn Rovers in 29 years

Mark Hudson holds off Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes

Mark Hudson hopes Huddersfield Town will emerge from a tough three-game sequence to claim a first win at Blackburn Rovers since 1986.

David Wagner’s side are 19th in the Championship after a 2-2 draw at home to Hull City followed defeats by the Tigers’ Championship promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

There’s a nine-point cushion between Town and the relegation zone with five games remaining, however.

Head coach Wagner has set his side a target of finishing above neighbours Leeds United, who are 15th and five points better off having won 2-1 at Birmingham on Tuesday night.

David Wagner on the Hull City performance

And Town can climb above Blackburn, currently 16th, by taking three points at a venue where they haven’t won in nine visits.

Wagner’s side lost 1-0 at home to sixth-placed Wednesday and 3-0 at Boro, who are now top after beating Reading 2-1, before conceding a stoppage-time leveller against Hull, in fourth.

“To concede so late against Sheffield Wednesday was disappointing, and we went to Boro and we weren’t anywhere near where we should have been,” said Hudson, who hopes to sign a new contract this week.

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“We took a bit of a chasing, to be honest, but against Hull we showed good determination to bounce back.

“There was good character from the group to get something out of the game.

“Hull are a good side and we will take a point, but we need to look at what we have to do better.

“We set up well and I thought we were in a good shape for the majority of the game.

“By having a close look at the goals we will see where we can be stronger.

“Obviously crosses into the box weren’t great, and we will learn from that.”

Hudson, 34, was left limping at the end of the Hull game with a gash on a shin.

But he is confident of a quick recovery and said: “I’ve got a few bumps and scrapes, but it happens.”


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