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Influential Huddersfield Town man issues rallying cry to teammates after Sheffield Wednesday defeat

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Christopher Schindler has insisted that Huddersfield Town must improve if they are to start pushing up the Sky Bet Championship table.

The Terriers succumbed to their sixth league defeat of the season at the weekend, losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in what was Danny Cowley’s first game in charge since taking over from Jan Siewert at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Goals from Steven Fletcher and Sam Winnall secured a comfortable win for Garry Monk’s side on Sunday afternoon, with Town left searching for that first elusive win of the campaign.

Huddersfield did have their chances to get back into the game but never really troubled the Owls, and were made to pay after sloppy defending and an all-round lacklustre display.

Speaking to the Examiner about Town’s latest defeat Schindler insisted that the Terriers have to be “brave” if they are to start climbing up the league table and get out of the relegation zone.

He said: “We have to do something, we can’t accept it. We need to use this different atmosphere to put pressure on these teams.

“When I remember back to when we got results here it was electric because we put so much pressure on other teams. The supporters tried their best to pick up the belief and the atmosphere to help us.

“We never gave an opponent a breather and I think we’ve only done that once this year so far and that was Reading. Every player is drained at the moment. It’s draining, there is no way we are going to stop now, we have to turn it around.”

Cowley’s side occupy 23rd spot in the league standings and travel to high-flying West Bromwich Albion next weekend, with the former Lincoln City boss looking to pick up his first points at the helm of the Yorkshire club.

The Verdict

Sunday afternoon would have been a massive wake-up call for Cowley, and should have given him an idea of what he has walked into at Huddersfield.

They failed to create any real clear-cut chances and were made to rue sloppy defensive errors, against a Wednesday side that looked much more comfortable on the ball.

With a trip to West Brom fast approaching, things won’t get any easier for Town, and they need to step up to the plate and start improving, fast.

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