There are plenty of differences between German and English football.

The supporters’ hunger for information and gossip during a transfer window, training times and methods and the way post-match press conferences are organised (in his homeland, the managers sit side by side to discuss the action) are just three noted by David Wagner.

But one thing is exactly the same – the desire for success.

As he enters his fourth month as Huddersfield Town’s head coach, the 44-year-old remains convinced his way is the right way for the John Smith's Stadium club.

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That’s despite four successive defeats, three of them in the Championship, and a winless run of five games in all competitions, starting with the 1-1 home draw against Fulham.

“Of course nobody can be happy at our recent record,” said Wagner as he looked forward to the trip to Nottingham Forest, his 17th match at the helm.

“We are all professionals and we all want to win matches.”

There have so far been five victories, three draws and eight defeats for the former Borussia Dortmund II chief.

Three of them, against Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic, came during a six-match unbeaten spell between Boxing Day and January 16, the day of the Fulham clash.

It’s a phase of the season which convinces the former US international striker that he is on the right track with Town, who are 17th ahead of their East Midlands engagement.

“It’s not only me who thinks it, I have the feeling the players do too,” added the former Mainz and Schalke player (his old clubs clashed in the latest round of Bundesliga games).

“For all of us it is totally clear that we stand behind our philosophy and our identity.

“We aim to keep possession; create good moments when we have the ball.

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“Keeping creating chances is crucial, but we must be more clinical with them and be well organised against the counter-attack.

“We have to be on the front foot, be good in reactive pressure, deny our opponents space, have a good position in our last line, including the goalkeeper.

“Our aim is to score the first goal and the winning goal as well.

“This idea is built on the power and the passion of the whole group.

“It is a long-term idea and project.

“But we all have the feeling we are on the way.

“It will take time, and there will be ups and downs.

“We have had both so far, the enjoyment of victories and that six-match unbeaten run, which shows our way can be a success, and the disappointment of defeats.

“And I am really sure from this current experience each player and us as a squad will profit in the long term.”

Wagner added: “As I have said before, we have been able to split the performances from the results over our last four games.

“It is hard to believe we have not got something from playing the way we have in most of the matches.

“But at the end we all know we miss something.

“We have to score more goals or give away less, and preferably both.

“This is what we did in our successful period.

“In most of those six games, we kept a clean sheet (twice) or gave away just one goal (three times).

“And when I look back at my matches so far, we have scored in each game except Middlesbrough.

“It shows we have our weapons in offence, and we must make our weapons count.

“And we can’t concede so many. That is one of our targets.

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“The goals we have conceded are mostly down to individual errors or problems with set-pieces.

“The odd goal is down to our style of play, but when I look at the number we have scored because of our style, I don’t have a problem.

“To play so well and not get results makes us hungrier to succeed in the long term.

“Sometimes hard situations make you develop. We have to trust in what we do but know we have to make some small things better to be successful.”