Huddersfield star speaks on the key to beating Leeds United this weekend

Jack Robinson Liverpool

Former Liverpool youngster Jack Robinson is looking forward to facing Leeds this weekend.

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell faces his toughest challenge yet this weekend when the Terriers take on Leeds United at Elland Road.

Town have not won any of their last four Championship fixtures, and sit in 22nd in the division, against 14th placed Leeds.

One player keenly looking forward to the derby is Jack Robinson, who is on loan from QPR after signing from Liverpool in the summer.

He told the Huddersfield Examiner that if they have any chance of beating Leeds, keeping the ball is vital: 

"It’s going to be a bit of a hot house, so it’s important we keep our composure and keep the ball as much as we can.

"The clean sheet against Wigan was a big thing, because it’s been a long time coming, but we struggled to hold possession.

"The ball kept coming back at us, which made it hard graft, and that’s an area we know we have to work on and improve."

  Possession Percentage
Leeds 48.43
Huddersfield 43.71

That is not going to be something which comes easily to Huddersfield however, as statistics from the opening seven Championship games show they have held only 43.71 per cent of possession on average so far, a figure which sits below upcoming opponents Leeds.

In the last two games, only one team in the Championship, Millwall, has given away possession more than Huddersfield, and overall they are seventh in that unwanted category. Leeds find themselves in the top eight in terms of giving the ball away the least.

That signifies that the home side are not going to be giving Huddersfield many opportunities at the weekend, Chris Powell's men must raise their game and ensure they don't gift possession straight back.

In a derby game form can go out of the window, but Robinson is right, if they are to stand a chance of beating Leeds, ensuring they can keep the ball is a key place to start.

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