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The more away fans shout at me, the more I want to play says Huddersfield Town defender

Christopher Schindler says he loves the atmosphere at Championship games

Christopher Schindler

Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler says the louder opposing supporters shout at him, the more he wants to shut their side out.

The 26-year-old German centre-back is enjoying his new Championship challenge.

Town’s record £1.8m summer signing from 1860 Munich is an ever-present for David Wagner’s table toppers.

Schindler particularly likes the hot-house atmosphere at English games.

“The fans feel much closer here,” he explained.

“You can hear your supporters singing and often the other fans screaming at you.

“This motivates me. I want to be focused and show I am strong enough to cope with anything they say to try to put me off.

“I want to show I can handle it and play my game.”

Town, seeking a third away win and seventh in nine league games overall, will take more than 1,000 supporters to Reading, who are eighth.

“Our fans play a very important role,” said head coach Wagner.

“It’s great to be taking so many on such a long trip.

“Hopefully we can give them reason to be proud by delivering on the pitch.”

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