Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner hailed a three-point haul against Preston North End and said: "It makes working over Christmas
something great."

Boxing Day football is a new experience for the German, who is missing a family holiday booked before he was appointed.

But he was more than happy to see his side beat Preston 3-1 with the help of a Nahki Wells double before facing QPR in London on Monday.

"This was my first Boxing Day of football and I enjoyed it. If you get three points it makes it enjoyable," he said.

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"Our first half wasn't the best. Perhaps playing into a strong wind didn't help but it isn't an excuse for me. We didn't play the way we like to.

"But we scored a very good goal and the reaction in the second half was good again. We created great chances and we could have scored more than we did."

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While Town conceded in stoppage time, Wagner said he was pleased with the overall defensive display as well as the contribution of his substitutes.

The boss once again made a half-time change, replacing Kyle Dempsey with Harry Bunn, and said: "Harry looked very dangerous and we were able to give our game something positive from the bench."

While skipper Mark Hudson has been criticised by a section of Town's supporters, Wagner has full faith in the centre-back.

"To be honest, it was never in mind that Huddy would not start, as long as he was fit. I didn't see a big problem with this position against Brentford (where Town lost 4-2)'" he explained.

"Huddy is a very important man for us, on the pitch and in the dressing room."