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Gaffer pleased with progress

30 July 2014

Despite the defeat, Nigel Clough was largely pleased with Tuesday's run out against Huddersfield Town.

Adam Hamill's goal with 12 minutes to go gave the Championship side the pre-season victory but Clough continues to focus on the bigger picture, preparing his side for the 9th August meeting with Bristol City.

After Tuesday's game, Clough said: "I was very pleased with the performance, especially in the first half. We started well and could have had a goal or two in the first 15 minutes.

"We got the ball wide and the full-backs and Ben Davies put in some quality deliveries, we just need to get someone on the end of them. In the second half, Chris Porter also squared a pass that was just behind Jamie Murphy, we're just a yard or two short at the moment but that is what pre-season is all about.

"Of course, we are ten days and two matches off the start of the season and we are progressing, which is what we are wanting to see. Physically we are improving and in the next two games the aim is to see more of that."

Clough added: "Huddersfield played with three centre halves and we may come up against that during the season so we have to look at ways at combating that, as I've previously said, we used the wide areas well.

"We won't play against sides with as much quality as Huddersfield week in, week out, they had some good players on show, particularly the strikers and their movement, so it was a good and worthwhile test for us."

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