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Caretaker manager Jon Worthington and Matty Pearson give insight before Yorkshire derby.

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Jon Worthington took over as interim Manager on Monday after the 1-1 draw against QPR last Sunday led to Darren Moore getting sacked. Jon’s first game in charge is a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

After being appointed as Huddersfield academy teams’ manager in July 2022, this will be Jons first game as first team manager and this is what he had to say before the game against Sheffield Wednesday. “It came a little bit out of the blue, the conversation came on Monday but when Mark and Jake asked me to step into the role for the game this weekend, it something I’m really looking forward to and looking forward to the game on Saturday.

“It’s a privilege, I’ve been connected to the club since I was 9 years old, I’ve been through the academy, captained the team and now academy manager I know the club from top to bottom and inundated with support from inside and outside the club.”

With Huddersfield struggling for points and being 3 points of the relegation Zone Jon discusses how he is going to approach the game. “Fortunately, there is 16/17 games left, we want to go into every game to win that’s how I see it that’s the mentality and with the group of players that we have got that’s the mentality that everyone should be going into the game with, I think from my perspective it’s a clear message and clear roles and responsibilities on how are going to do that and then once the players get out there its down to them to show that and I have got full confidence that they will.”

Jon also gave an update on the team news and who is available and who is injured. “The squads good, the squads looking pretty healthy apart from Michal Helik who picked up a pretty big knock on the weekend, but we will see how he is before the game tomorrow but apart from him the squad is healthy.”

Huddersfield defender Matty Pearson gave his say on the sacking of Darren Moore and the general reaction. “We found out about an hour before it got announced but that’s football at the minute, but we were in the exact same position last year, so we have an idea on what we need to do now to help move us forward.

“I think it was results based because I think you can see the lads gave everything in the games, but I think it might just be the gameplan and how we were approaching the games.”

Matty spoke about the upcoming game on Saturday and how important it is that they get the 3 points. “Yes, it is the same as the QPR game on Sunday, any team around is a must win game whether is Sheffield Wednesday or QPR, to be honest all the game are important, but this is more of a 6 pointer, you not what happens if we win, and you know what happens if we lose it makes the gap closer or further apart.

“If we have a different approach and give absolutely everything then maybe the results will be a bit different.”

With the transfer window coming to an end this week Matty spoke about the players that they have brought in over the window and how they have settled in. “I’ve been impressed, Bojan shows his quality in training, he’s a really tall guy and when I’m playing against him its something a bit different that we probably haven’t had, Reece has come in and been energetic.”

“Every signing that we have made definitely helps our team which is something that you want from a transfer window.”

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