Chris Powell believes composure is the key as Huddersfield Town aim to maintain their bright home record at the expense of Birmingham City.
It’s the most regular fixture in the club’s history – and the boss is eager too see his side chalk up a 40th win over the Midlands team in what will be their 104th meeting in all competitions.
Town, whose next most common opponents are Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United (99 clashes with each) is confident his side will respond positively after their 5-0 Championship defeat at Norwich City.
“It was a big disappointment and we didn’t see it coming,” said Powell, whose 17th-placed side played with 10 men for 73 minutes after Murray Wallace’s red card.
“We reviewed the game as we always do, and pinpointed certain aspects, and we have moved on.
“Our home record has been good (four wins and three draws in the last seven) and we want to keep it going.
“There’s always pressure in football, wherever you play, but we have been enjoying home games.
“If we keep our composure, we can keep our positive home form going.
“The players were disappointed after letting themselves down at Norwich and they want to put things right.
“Training has been upbeat – but it’s out on the pitch where it really matters.”