James Husband has paid tribute to David Wagner’s tactical awareness as he looks forward to his final 180 minutes in Huddersfield Town colours this season.
Sheffield Wednesday are next up for the German head coach’s side as they look to build on their 4-1 win at Leeds United.
On-loan left-back Husband, a lifelong Leeds fan and former player who still lives in the city, was beaming more than most following the Elland Road triumph before the international break.
And the Middlesbrough man believes the boss deserves much credit for the result, not just for his astute substitutions but also for giving the players confidence as they moved eight points above the drop zone.
“It was a massive, massive result for the club and a big deal for me personally,” said the 22-year-old.
“I was able to go out after the game and give some stick to my mates, instead of the other way around!
“The coach tweaked a few things in the second half, and he is very good with his tactical changes.
“We won the game quite comfortably in the end and we can only take positives from the performance as we now look ahead.”
Husband must sit out Tuesday’s game against his parent club Boro up on Teesside.
The last match of his emergency 93-day loan is against Hull City back at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday week, April 9.
“I love it here and the lads have made me feel very welcome,” he added.
“It’s really enjoyable the way the coach wants to play and I think it’s enjoyable to watch as well, and there’s never been a shadow of doubt from anybody in the club that we would end up in trouble.
“We more or less know what we are doing as a team and the way the coach wants us to play suits some players a lot more.
“He gives you confidence and we know we can carve teams open with ease with three passes – and we know we are going to score goals.
“We’ve just got to make sure we don’t give away any easy goals, and against Leeds we limited them to very, very few chances.
“We will have our heads rested now because of the international break, and then we’ll be ready to be back on it.”