Huddersfield Town's Fraizer Campbell 'a pleasure to work with', says Carlos Corberan as striker hopes for new deal

Carlos Corberan says Huddersfield Town striker Fraizer Campbell has been a pleasure to work with, even if he swerved the question of whether he would like to do so again next season.

RECEPTIVE: Carlos Corberan has enjoyed working with Huddersfield Town striker Fraizer Campbell, right
RECEPTIVE: Carlos Corberan has enjoyed working with Huddersfield Town striker Fraizer Campbell, right

The Huddersfield-born veteran is out of contract this summer and Town's structure means it will be up to others to decide if he gets another but coach Corberan was certainly happy to give him a glowing reference.

“He's a pleasure to work with because he's very open to working with me and to any kind of feedback,” said the Spaniard. “He's had a very good career because he has the skills and the mentality to do well.

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“He has a lot of personality to play but he's always looking for ways to have more impact on games so it's a pleasure to work with him and to have him in our squad.

“For a player it's different playing twice a week to once a week. The positive thing for me is he has the habit to play consecutive games and whenever he plays more than once a week he's physically better because his mind is adapted to it.”

Campbell is set to make his 36th appearance of the season against Sheffield Wednesday in the Terriers' 39th match. The most Campbell, who twice suffered cruciate ligament injuries as a young striker at Sunderland, has played in a season is 40 times, with Cardiff City in 2013-14. Considering how physically-demanding this season has been, never mind Huddersfield's energetic pressing style and his 33 years, it is a decent achievement.

“When I was analysing him last season (when Corberan was a Leeds United coach) I remember he was a hard-working striker, always ready to play and make the game uncomfortable for defenders but he didn't play as many minutes, especially in the conditions we've had this season with consecutive games,” said Corberan.

“It was a positive to see he has adapted to the format of the league and so far he hasn't had any important injuries. That shows how professional he is because if you don't have professional habits, you can't play that number of games in a row.”

The Terriers will be selecting from the same squad against the Owls, who are 13 points behind them with a game in hand.

Corberan hopes to have former Wednesday loanee back in training during the international break, with Harry Toffolo and Josh Koroma to follow later.

“I expect him to work with the group during the international break,” he said of winger Aarons. “I expect it will be in the second week, the week before the Brentford game. This is what the medics said to me but we need to see how he reacts.

“Koroma's was more of a long-term injury. He's progressing very well but maybe in the last month he could be involved in the team but we need to wait and see how he progresses.

“We expect to have Harry a little bit sooner but we are watching how he reacts to the different work.”

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