David Wagner says skipper Mark Hudson can play a key role in helping Huddersfield Town snap their losing sequence.

The centre-back returns after a two-match ban as Town head into their Championship clash at Nottingham Forest aiming to avoid four straight league losses for the first time since 2000-01.

Head coach Wagner insists results have failed to reflect his 17th-placed side’s positive performances.

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He wants a clean sheet and a first win in five league games against 10th-placed Forest, and says experienced Hudson can play a key role.

“Huddy is our skipper and nearly always makes the right decisions,” he said. “He keeps cool in hot situations and I am very happy he is back.

“As well as being an important player, he helps our younger guys.”

Wagner added: “We cannot be happy about losing matches and clearly we are missing something.

“Since I have been here, we have failed to score in just one game, so we have weapons in offence.

“We have to make them count and cut out the errors which are costing us goals at the other end.”