Chris Powell believes it takes a mix of soldiers and artists to create a successful football team, but says every member of his side must be ready to put in a solid shift.

“I’ve always told players I will drive them home after a game if needs be, because I want the to come off the pitch totally exhausted,” explained the new Huddersfield Town manager.

“I want my teams to play attractive football, and to be as positive and creative as possible.

“But they also have to be organised, and be able to defend properly as well as attack.

“I like my players to know their roles and their responsibilities – and always give their all.”

Powell terms new centre-back signing Mark Hudson one of his soldiers and Sean Scannell, whom he was keen to keep in the face of interest from Championship rivals Millwall, an artist.

“Mark will be an important player here,” he said.

“His CV speaks volumes, because he has great experience, and great leadership skills.

Huddersfield Town training at Canalside - Mark Hudson.
 

“We have some younger players here, so he needs to bring his leadership skills to the table.

“Any squad needs balance, between experience and youthfulness, know how and energy.

“If the spine is good, usually the side will be good.

“You always need your solid citizens, or soldiers, and Mark is one of them.

“Then you have your artists, the more creative players like Sean.

“I was well aware of him when I was at Charlton and he was at Crystal Palace, just down the road.

“He’s a bit of an enigma, but there is real talent there.

“Sean has great pace, and that’s always vital.

“I’m told he’s been playing well this season and I want to work with him and get consistency from him.

“I want him to bring his A game to Huddersfield Town on a regular basis.”