Frazier Campbell has insisted that Huddersfield Town are not a relegation team, despite their poor start to the season.
Huddersfield ended their seven-match losing run and moved off the bottom of the Championship table yesterday, but they ultimately had to settle for a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw by ten-man Millwall.
Campbell joined Huddersfield on a free transfer this summer and scored his first goal for the Terriers yesterday, but it was not enough to give the team their first win of the campaign.
Huddersfield are now 23rd in the Championship table, but have taken just two points from a possible 27 so far this season.
Campbell has admitted that the Terriers are in a relegation battle, but has insisted that the players are good enough to turn things around and has backed the team to get their season back on track under new manager Danny Cowley.
“We are not a relegation team,” said Campbell, as quoted by Examiner Live.
“We don’t want to be anywhere near the relegation zone. Until we are out of that they are all massive games. You don’t want to be fighting for survival, you want to be pushing for something that’s special.
“We are in the relegation zone so you could say we’re in a relegation battle but I don’t believe we are a relegation team. We have a great squad of players and it’s just changing that confidence to get us back up the table.
“The new manager has come in and he and Nicky are super positive and working hard with us to get their philosophies across.”
Huddersfield will be looking to pick up their first win of the season, in a huge game against bottom-of-the-table Stoke City in their next game on Tuesday night.
Campbell is an experienced striker and he could turn out to be a great signing for Huddersfield on a free transfer.
He’s more than capable of making an impact for the Terriers this season and scoring his first goal for his hometown club should give his confidence a huge boost.
I agree with Campbell. Huddersfield are in a relegation battle at the moment, but the good news for the Terriers is that a few other teams have got off to a slow start as well.
Their next few games are against teams currently in the bottom half of the table, so there’s still time for the players to turn things around and if they can pick up a few wins, they’ve got a real opportunity to get their season back on track.