JACK HUNT insists Sheffield Wednesday must concentrate on their own game today despite admitting how impressive his old club Huddersfield Town have been since David Wagner swept into the John Smith’s Stadium.
The full-back made his name with the Terriers before earning a £2m move to Crystal Palace early in the 2013-14 season. Hunt retains an affection for Huddersfield but his priority today is maintaining Wednesday’s push for the play-offs.
Three points separate Carlos Carvalhal’s men from nearest rivals Cardiff City in seventh place, albeit with the Yorkshire outfit also boasting a far superior goal difference. Ipswich Town sit a point further adrift in eighth, two ahead of Birmingham City who do have a game in hand on all three of their rivals for the final play-off place.
This being the Championship, twists and turns are likely to abound in the race for the Premier League with Wednesday hoping to make inroads into the top six with Derby County and Hull City both within touching distance.
For that to become reality, three points today against Hunt’s former club Huddersfield would be a promising start.
“Huddersfield utilise the ball very well,” said the 25-year-old Rothwell-born full-back ahead of today’s return.
“They get a lot of passes in, and we have got to go there and adapt to their style of play. But, obviously, we have to play our own game and, hopefully, that may be enough.
“Obviously, it is my old team so I keep a good eye on their results and you would have thought next season you could see even more of a push from them because the manager will have had a full pre-season to get his thoughts across.
“Credit to the players, they seem to have taken to it very quickly and you have seen it on the pitch. Huddersfield are coming together really well.”