Robins turns focus to splattering the Foxes

AFTER spending a day of the recent international break with a game of paint-balling, Huddersfield Town today have Leicester City in their sights.

Town boss Mark Robins

The Terriers, then managed by Simon Grayson, were hit for six in the Championship last season as the Foxes ran riot to to complete the league double with a 6-1 triumph.

A modicum of revenge was gained in the FA Cup when Town knocked Nigel Pearson’s side out with a 2-1 victory at the KP Stadium and Robins, who had taken over a couple of weeks earlier, is looking for his side to again leave their mark on the Foxes.

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He said: “We have got more than enough ability in our squad to challenge teams like Leicester. The players are playing with plenty of intensity at the moment and look confident.

“It will be tough, though. I watched Leicester play Barnsley earlier this season and they were very good. Nigel Pearson has done a lot of good work there.

“They are a different type of team to Watford (who Huddersfield lost to in their most recent outing), but they have similar principles. They score a lot of goals and have plenty of fire-power all over the pitch. It won’t be easy, but nor will any of the games that follow before the next international break.

“I want to see a strong performance and for us to play with plenty of attacking intent.”

Town’s 2-1 reverse at home to Watford a fortnight ago was a disappointing way to head into the international break, especially as they had not lost in the five previous league games.

Huddersfield remain Yorkshire’s highest placed side in the Championship in 13th place in the table.

With no game last weekend, Robins tailored training to reflect the fortnight gap.

He added: “The players and the staff enjoyed some down time and rest during the first week and running repairs were done on those players that needed them.

“The first week goes really quickly and we spent a day doing some team bonding exercises while paint-balling.

“I managed to avoid the bullets apart from those that hit me in the back from my own team!”

The Terrier chief added: “I want the players to enjoy these types of occasions – the King Power Stadium is the type of place that players should relish playing at.”