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WATCH: David Wagner says Huddersfield Town must adapt to handle direct Rotherham style

Boss pleased with team's fighting spirit at the New York Stadium

David Wagner praised Huddersfield Town’s battling qualities as they claimed a 1-1 draw at Rotherham United and wiped out any chance of relegation from the Championship.

Nahki Wells notched his 18th goal of the season after Greg Halford had put the hosts in front at the New York Stadium, where there were 1,852 traveling fans in a 10,292 crowd.

Town remained 16th in the Championship and are 11 points ahead of third-bottom MK Dons with three games to go, the next at home to Birmingham City on Saturday.

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“It wasn’t one of the best games I ever saw but it was one of the best fights I have seen a team put up,” said Wagner, who said Rotherham’s direct approach was no surprise.

“We asked ourselves if we were able to deliver the right fighting attitude and I was very happy with the answer.

“We were a little bit sloppy and made a lot of mistakes in decisions and the first touch, and that meant we weren’t as dominant as we might have been.

“But at the end I think we tried everything, we showed a good fighting attitude and we came back after going a goal down to a strong side.

“When you are 1-0 down away to Rotherham, it isn’t the easiest challenge, and there were a lot of difficult challenges on the pitch, but we reacted well.

“We know this wasn’t one of our best games, but we can accept this result and this performance as well.”

Rotherham have now gone 10 matches unbeaten under former Town boss Neil Warnock to take huge strides towards second-tier safety.

And Wagner added: “This is one style and other sides have to handle it. We developed during this game and we deserved our point.”

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