Huddersfield Town manager Danny Cowley hails his super-subs as Terriers enjoy a goal-fest

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN manager Danny Cowley hailed the impact from his substitutes' bench as his Terriers side enjoyed a late goals rush to secure their biggest win of his reign in timely fashion with a 4-0 drubbing of fellow Championship strugglers Charlton Athletic.

Danny Cowley.

Karlan Grant was afforded a fair bit of the limelight after netting his 15th and 16th goals of the season against his former club, but kudos was also bestowed in the direction of Steve Mounie - who scored his eighth goal since December 21 after netting with his first touch to make it 2-0 at a key juncture in the game.

Gloss was provided by late goals for Grant and replacement Juninho Bacuna, who fired home a beauty in stoppage-time - on an afternoon when Alex Pritchard made his return from the bench in his first appearance for the club since November 26.

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Cowley, whose side moved five points clear of the relegation zone after securing back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2, said: "It was obviously a big game in our season and it has been a big week and it was an important win. Most importantly, for us, it was a good performance.

"I think we played well in the first half, in particular, into such a strong wind. I thought the distribution of Jonas (Lossl) was immaculate into such a strong wind and it gave us a real rhythm into our play.

"We got the goal and probably need to be more ruthless as we could have easily got that second goal in that first half as we were pretty dominant.

"In the second half, we were (initially) a bit nervy and were maybe playing for the end. We didn't want to do that, but stay on the front foot and stay positive.

"The subs came on and allowed us to do that and gave us an impetus and Steve came on and got the second goal immediately and his build-up play was really good.

"Fraizer (Campbell) worked his socks off for 73 minutes and then his strike partner comes on and gets one off his hip with his first touch. But that is football and how you work together as strike partnerships.

"It was great to see Pritch on the pitch and Baca (Bacuna) is just Baca. It was a great pass for Karlan's second goal and our third and our fourth goal was a pretty special one."

On the importance of successive wins, Cowley - whose side visit Leeds United next weekend - added: "A win is a long time in football. And last Saturday, we were probably not as bad as people thought we were and equally we are maybe not as good as people say we were this evening.

"For us, it is staying level-headed and focused. But in the last games, we have set a benchmark and we need to build on that and have a strong end to the season and gave the Huddersfield Town fans some hope.

"Ten points out of the month is a good month for us and it is a step in the right direction and that is all it is."