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Cook previews Huddersfield clash

7 March 2020

Andy Cook’s Nottingham Forest side travel away to Huddersfield Town for the second time this season on Sunday afternoon as his team look to complete the league double over the side.

The two teams last met in the reverse fixture in Nottingham back in September when The Reds picked up a 2-1 win in a close affair and Cook’s expecting another tough game come 2:00pm on Sunday. 

He said: “We’re expecting a difficult fixture when we travel to Huddersfield on Sunday. 

“They played well when we played them in the reverse game back in September and it was a close game. 

“We felt like we battled well in that game to get all three points but we were put under pressure and it was very close.” 

The two sides also met back in August in the preliminary round of the FA Women’s National League Plate where Huddersfield came from behind twice to claim a 4-3 victory. With both games between the teams having already seen a combined goal tally of 10 Cook knows more goals are expected on Sunday. 

“Both teams will definitely be expecting goals on Sunday,” he stated. 

“We’ve scored 10 between us in the two games this season so we’ll both be expecting more on Sunday. 

“We’re hoping this time to score more again but also aiming to keep them out this time around.” 

Three of the five of The Terriers’ goals against Forest this campaign have come from losing positions as each game they have grown into the fixtures and piled the pressure on The Reds and Cook is expecting same from the opposition at the weekend. 

He said: “Both games Huddersfield grew into the game and got stronger as it went on so that’s something we’ve been looking at. 

“They’ve improved as the games gone on and scored their goals so that’s something we’re expecting again on Sunday. 

With only eight weeks left of the season games are coming thick and fast and teams in and around Forest are shifting positions but Cook reinstates his point that all focus in the Forest camp is on themselves.

“We can’t play any effect on other games or results, the only games we can affect is obviously the ones we play in,” Cook said. 

“So, they’re the only ones were focused on. 

“All we set out each week is to pick up our own three points.

“But if other results go our way then great but all we care about now and until the end of the season is our own performances.”


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