Winger Sean Scannell admits Huddersfield Town need a ‘Plan B’ to dismantle stubborn opposition as they approach a crunch Championship spell.
But he believes the John Smith’s Stadium squad have more than enough ability to turn around a run of five defeats in seven matches as they prepare to head to Rotherham on Boxing Day.
Friday’s encounter – and the home clash with Bolton Wanderers two days later – now take on added significance as Chris Powell’s side bid to extend a gap of five points on the relegation places.
And Scannell said: “In this league you can win three games and be up near the play-off places.
“But the next two games are a great chance to take six points given Rotherham and Bolton are teams around us.”
Scannell feels the way Birmingham pinched the points in Saturday’s 1-0 win is something Town can learn from.
“We need to be the team that does that – or if not then at least make sure it ends 0-0 by not conceding a silly free-kick,” he said, with reference to David Cotterill’s winner 20 minutes from time.
“I believe it’s within ourselves to change things. We need to work in training to make sure it’s us who get that 1-0.”
Scannell says he will focus on finding more space in upcoming matches after being largely marked out of it by Gary Rowett’s side.
“It was a hard game to play in,” he explained. “As soon as I got the ball they were as tight as anything on me.
“And they did the same to Harry (Bunn). Every time the ball came our way they had two men on us.
“In a way it’s a compliment, but if teams are going to double up on us then maybe we need to change things a bit.
“When we played teams like Forest or Wolves we’ve played them off the park because they’re footballing sides who’ve come to play.
“But when you come up against opposition that just want to shut you down you need to find another way.
“We’ve got options that can change things in strikers who can be among the best in the division.”