Huddersfield Town v Coventry City - ‘We’re all still behind Carlos’

Huddersfield Town may only end up staying in the Championship by the skin of their teeth this term, but defender Harry Toffolo insists that the club’s players remain very much behind head coach Carlos Corberan.

Following a decent first half of the 2020-21 campaign, a run of just three victories in 22 attempts since the turn of the year has left the Terriers looking nervously over their shoulders in recent weeks.

Three points at home to Coventry City this afternoon will guarantee their safety, though simply beating the drop will not necessarily represent a success story for a club who were in the Premier League less than two years ago.

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Toffolo, however, believes that there are better things around the corner for Town under the guidance of Corberan.

Huddersfield Town's Harry Toffolo.

“We’re all still behind Carlos,” the 25-year-old former England youth international said.

“You can sit there and be a ‘yes man’ to a situation but deep down this club is going in the right direction.

“It may not feel like it but we’re in a transitional moment.

“It’s gone on longer than anyone would like, but under the right guidance and with players coming in in the summer it’s something we can buy into.”

Determined though he was to avoid making excuses for Town’s poor form in recent months, Toffolo insists that it is impossible to ignore the impact that a series of injuries to key members of personnel have had on the club’s fortunes.

“I’m not one to make excuses, but we’ve not been dealt a good hand with injuries,” added the left-back, only recently returned from a back problem himself.

“The injuries have played a massive part.

“You look back at the games where we’ve picked up points – Derby, Forest, Swansea away – and the player availability for those games, you probably had only two people missing.

“The games where we might have struggled you see eight or nine missing, which is an incredibly obscene stat.”

“So you have to take that into consideration. I know you might think I’m clutching and looking for excuses but I don’t think so.”

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