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Huddersfield boss Darren Moore speaks about new signings

At the latest press conference, Darren Moore gave us an insight into the two most recent signings for Huddersfield Town and we got to sit down with new striker Rhys Healy on his new venture with The Terriers.

Huddersfield Town take on a struggling Blackburn Rovers side this weekend, with the reverse fixture ending with a 3-0 triumph for The Terriers at the John Smith Stadium and Moore’s side will be looking to replicate the performance and the result.

When asked if the previous win played a role in the team’s confidence, we were told that “the game will be different because it’s in a different environment and both teams have had a good look at each other”.

The coach went on to say that for the west-Yorkshire side, “it’s focussing on our own game” but that they “predict another tough game”.

New signing Rhys Healey will be eligible for the upcoming fixture, but centre-half Radinio Balker is currently recovering from an illness which has seemingly affected much of the Groningen team (Balker’s previous side).

Healey signs from Watford FC having spent the first half of the season with the Championship side, making 11 appearances and scoring two. Darren Moore says Healey is someone Huddersfield have been “targeting”, praising the striker by calling him a “wonderful technician and a clever player”.

Healey has been brought in for his “goal threat” and his versatility as we’re told he “Can play as a lone striker and can play with Bojan (Radulovic) as well”.

When asked, Healey said the fans can expect “a player to go give everything they’ve got on a matchday” and backed up his new manager’s point by claiming to be “very versatile”.

Moore had less to say on defensive acquisition Radinio Balker due to the “serious bout of illness” he is currently going through and the confirmation that “he won’t be featuring this weekend”.

However, it was said that Balker provides “more depth in terms of defensive structure and the defensive unit” which is currently needed with Moore letting us know there are currently “11 men on the treatment table” so bodies are needed.

The coach was asked if the money spent adds any pressure to his job but that was dismissed, saying it “doesn’t change anything for me, just got to keep the squad moving forward and keep improving”.

There is no guarantee the signings will stop here, with the boss denying to confirm nor deny if there is anyone else coming in, saying “24 hours is a long time in football, I’ll just say that”.

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