Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien has heaped praise on manager Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky for the impact they have had since taking charge at the club.
Cowley was appointed as the new manager of Huddersfield last week – with his brother Nicky as his assistant – after a hugely successful spell with Lincoln City, where the brothers guided the Imps to two promotions in three seasons.
His first game in charge of the Terriers ended in a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, although midfielder O’Brien has heaped praise on the new manager and his assistant for the impact they have had on the players since taking charge.
“The Cowley brothers are brilliant and so detailed with everything. Even though they only had four days, we all felt different coming into the game. You can see that the effort was there,” O’Brien told Huddersfield’s club website.
“As they’re here longer, I think the performances and the results will come,” he added.
Cowley replaced former head coach Jan Siewert in charge of Huddersfield, after the German was sacked last month just four games into the new season.
Siewert took charge of Huddersfield in January this year – replacing David Wagner – but he was unable to save the club from relegation from the Premier League.
He was dismissed after the 2-1 defeat to Fulham last month and left the club with a record of just one win from his 19 matches in charge.
Huddersfield are yet to win this season and are currently second from bottom in the Championship table, with just one point from their opening seven league matches.
This is a very encouraging sign for Huddersfield fans. Danny Cowley is an old-school manager and he should be able to get the best out of the players – perhaps in a way that Siewert couldn’t.
The fact that O’Brien has come out and praised them means that the players have taken to them quickly, which is very important.
However, they don’t have a lot of time to turn things around. The Championship is a tough league and if Huddersfield don’t start to pick up a few wins quickly, they could be in trouble.