Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says their win at Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening was a long time coming.It was the first time the Terriers have notched three points in the Sky Bet Championship this term, after taking just three points from their first six games.
But goals from Harry Bunn and on-loan Wigan Athletic midfielder Emyr Huws were enough to see them to a victory at The Valley, and it was a result that Powell believes was long overdue.
“This win was a long time coming for us. We’ve been close in a number of games, but as anyone will tell you the margins are fine in the Championship,” Powell, a former Charlton player and manager, told htafc.com.
“We've played pretty well in our recent games and should have won at Fulham only to concede late on and I feared it would happen again tonight given the place we were in.
“They’ve been close before but, as I’ve just said to the players, this is now the standard they’ve set.
“I thought we executed our game plan to a tee, especially in the first half, and that has earned us three points at the end of the evening.
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“I thought a lot about the team and watched Charlton’s first half against Rotherham against yesterday. We stayed down south and did some work with the squad and I told the players today what was expected of them and I thought they were all magnificent. I spoke to the chairman last night and told him his team would do him proud."
Huddersfield's win has taken them out of the Sky Bet Championship's bottom three, and up to 20th, ahead of their home meeting with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.