TOWN midfielder Michael Flynn is determined to make an impact over the remaining nine games of the season and vowed today: “We must cut out all our costly mistakes.”
The 28-year-old was a playing substitute in Town’s last two away trips to MK Dons and Tranmere Rovers, but admitted that he has returned to a side well aware of their recent failings.
The 3-1 defeat at Tranmere put a cap on a desperate six-match run since the 1-0 home victory against local rivals Leeds United.
From a possible 18-point return Town have managed just three – with the draws against Stockport County and Colchester United, and the home defeat by Millwall all seeing points dropped to late goals.
“There is a thin line in football and over a two week spell we could have had two wins and a draw but for last-minute goals,” agreed the Welshman.
“For that to happen once is bad enough, but when it is three times you have to start looking at yourselves.
“Instead we came away with two wins and a draw.
“That would have been six or seven extra points, but if we are honest, over the season the points we have let slip probably runs into double figures.”
It means that Town go into tomorrow’s home clash with Cheltenham determined to change a worrying trend that has seen their hopes of a play-off place all but evaporate.
It means that realistically Town are now looking to prepare for a promotion push next term and Flynn said the camp were well aware of the problems that need to be addressed.
“We have made mistakes. They have been honest mistakes but they are still mistakes,” said Flynn.
“Everybody in all walks of life make mistakes, but what matters is the way you react to that. You have to get on with things and for us that means eradicating those mistakes.
“We have to do that as a team and if we want to be a team that is pushing for promotion next season – which Huddersfield Town should be – then we have to be stronger mentally and be able to see games out.
“Defending starts with the front two and runs through the whole team – we have to get into that frame of mind.”