Huddersfield Town announced the appointment of Daniel Cowley as their new boss and that should bring a wave of excitement among fans.
Huddersfield Town had a shocking campaign in the Premier League last season where they finished the campaign with just 16 points in 38 games. The Terriers dropped down to the Championship after a 20th placed finish and things haven’t quite gone to plan after the first six games.
Just one draw out of a possible 18 has left the club down in 23rd place, level on points with bottom-placed Stoke City. With Jan Siewert gone, Huddersfield had to get their next selection right and they have found an absolute gem in Lincoln City’s Dan Cowley.
After guiding the Imps from the National League to League One in the space of three years, Cowley made a name for himself in the lower division. His organisation and man-management proved to be hugely beneficial for the club but the way his side played should fill Terriers with a ton of hope for the rest of this season.
Cowley’s Lincoln were a dangerous side in transition and had the ability to hurt almost any team on the counter-attack. The side was stacked with strong, agile and mobile runners who were on the move both on and off the ball. The full-backs overlapped the wingers to very good effect and their partnership on either flank was one of their biggest strengths.
The likes of Hogg, Pritchard, Brown and Bacuna will have to get used to receiving the ball when under pressure and come away with it to feed the attackers on the counter-attack. The Terriers will clearly take time to adjust to Cowley’s methods but he is certainly a brilliant appointment when considering the bigger picture.
Huddersfield will now have longevity and a proper foundation with the way Cowley will build his side and he should be given time irrespective of how the results go in the next few months. With 40 games still left to play in the Championship, anything is possible and Terriers fans should be hugely optimistic about the future of the club under the Cowley brothers.
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