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David Wagner press conference gives big update on 6 injured players ahead of Newcastle match

4 years ago

David Wagner is hoping to make it three wins out of four over Newcastle United.

Last season saw Huddersfield win 2-1 at St James Park, only to lose 3-1 at home to Rafa’s team.

Huddersfield went top of the league after two matches when beating Newcastle 1-0 in their first ever Premier League home match.

That game left them with six points, whilst Newcastle were pointless.

However, Saturday sees the two clubs 13th and 15th with only one point separating them, a win for either club would be massive.

David Wagner has been speaking to the media on Thursday lunchtime and says Huddersfield are looking forward to a ‘very exciting game against Newcastle United’ at a ‘most exciting period of the season’.

When you are battling relegation, ‘exciting’ is one word you can use to describe it but I would choose one or two others!

After winning 2-1 last season, David Wagner says Huddersfield have ‘very good memories at St James Park’, hopefully Saturday is when the good memories end.

The Huddersfield boss had big updates on six players who were injury doubts/certainties.

David Wagner revealing that after being sent home early from international duty, both Aaron Mooy and Phillip Billing should be fine for Saturday.

Whilst he had more good news with Terence Kongolo and Jon Stankovic also available.

Wagner though saying Hefele and Williams won’t play again this season.

David Wagner:

“It is a very exciting game against Newcastle United.

“We are in the most exciting period of the season and entering the last few yards.

“We have very good memories at St James Park [from last season].

“We have seven games to go and are in and around the area where it’s exciting for us.

“Now we have to take the excitement onto the pitch, use all the freedom to perform like you can, and then try to get a great performance and a good result.

“Aaron Mooy and Philip Billing are back on the grass today with the fitness coaches and will be back with the group tomorrow.

“They are both in contention for Saturday.

“Terence Kongolo has been back in training since the international break; he is in contention as well.

“It’s a big boost for all of us because he played very well before his injury.

“Injury wise we are in a good place.

“Only Michael Hefele and Danny Williams are out until the end of the season.

“Jon Stankovic is now in competition for a squad place.

 “I can only praise my players, so far, on what they have achieved.

“Our next opportunity to make the next step is Saturday.

“The supporters have backed this team and this football club on an unbelievable level.

“We smell that we have a chance to stay up. It’s a case of excitement for us.”


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