Huddersfield Town midfielder Juninho Bacuna spoke to the media ahead of their clash with Derby County, labelling them a ‘good team’ but setting his sights on three points.
The Terriers are currently feeling the pressure in the Championship relegation battle again after their dull performance against Cardiff City on Wednesday night saw them ship three goals at home and edge to within just five points of the relegation zone.
Danny Cowley’s side hit a rich vein of form not long after his appointment but have seen their form dip massively around the festive period and into the back end of the season.
Positive signings in the transfer market spelt good things for Huddersfield with talent and experience added to the squad in key areas, but results haven’t really picked up, seeing them take one step forward only to take one step back.
An impressive win over QPR at home was devalued by a 3-0 humbling by Cardiff on Wednesday, meaning that Wigan Athletic are only five points behind them in 22nd place.
Up next is a trip to Pride Park to face an in-form Derby County side slowly climbing the table after a rocky start under Phillip Cocu, currently smarting from their narrow defeat to Bristol City on Wednesday night.
Speaking to the club’s official website previewing the game, Juninho Bacuna has commented briefly on the complexion of the game at the weekend, where he said: “Derby County are a good team.
“We go there with the mindset to win three points because we need them.”
Bacuna has been an important member of Cowley’s team as they climbed out of the relegation zone and will be looking for a much-needed three points at Pride Park, something that only Bristol City and Millwall have managed all season.
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The Terriers are in need of three points before they get sucked even closer to the relegation battle, as Wigan continue to fight for their lives in 22nd place.
They certainly have the quality to stave off relegation this season but form is a massive factor which is currently not in their favour.
Pride Park is never an easy place to go and get a result, especially at the moment as they look to potentially stage an unlikely late push for the play-offs.
Life in the Championship has been sobering for this Huddersfield squad following their relegation from the Premier League and they need to ensure their Championship status this term to help stop the rot.