Jonathan Hogg says he never doubted Huddersfield Town’s quality or tactics, even when they went five matches without a win and lost four of the them.
Since that sequence, David Wagner’s side have had two victories, against Nottingham Forest and Wolves, and a draw at MK Dons on Tuesday.
They host Ipswich Town before a tough trip to Derby on Saturday, March 5 and a home meeting with Reading the Tuesday after.
And the consistent deep midfielder Hogg says the 16th-placed side can push on over the final 13 matches of the season.
“We’re developing under this coach,” said the former Aston Villa and Watford player who cost £400,000 from Vicarage Road in 2013.
“There are areas still to improve on, but we work hard in training to get things right, such as cutting down the number of goals we were conceding.”
Town have given away just the one in those last three games, in the 1-1 stalemate at Milton Keynes, where Hogg’s fellow anchor man Philip Billing was red carded.
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“We needed to be more solid through spine of the team and that’s what we have been trying to achieve,” added the 27-year-old.
Hogg’s role is a crucial one in Wagner’s full-throttle system, and the player explained: “The two in this have to hold the middle of the pitch and make sure one is always on the anchor point.
“The coach wants us to keep it simple, break the game up and pass the ball. Personally I always feel fresh, because I don’t do as much running as previously.
“When I have to close the ball down, I have more power and strength in my legs to get there, and I’m enjoying my football.