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21 April 2022

Poya Asbaghi spoke to the local press ahead of our clash with Huddersfield Town on Friday evening.

“He is still recovering. We were hoping that maybe he would be at a better stage right now than he is, so I think the probability for him to play is really low, not only for this game but for the rest of the season.

“Of course, he knows the situation and where we are as a club. At the point when he got the injury, he was really disappointed. He’s a fighter; he really wants to help the team, so of course he’s not been the happiest, but that’s football.

“Even if he’s not likely to play this season, we don’t have to be worried for him in terms of the pre-season. He will probably just miss these games and probably start training fully once the season ends.”

“There’s just a question mark on Claudio – he’s feeling a bit unwell, but we have not ruled him out for the game, so let’s see how he responds during the day.

“Aapo Halme has become better and better – he’s still not trained with the team. But otherwise, there is no new news.”

“In all the games we have had, our approach has always been to collect the three points. Of course, that’s going to be our objective for tomorrow. We know that we want to win this game, even if it’s a tough game away.

“So, we have to have a good balance, have a good structure in defence and work hard, but as well we have to be comfortable with the ball, create chances of our own and push teams down so we don’t only use the whole 90 minutes for defending.

“We know with Huddersfield, they are a top team and also the best team on set-pieces – they’ve scored 20 goals. If we can be good at defending set-pieces, we will take a lot of their advantage away.

“You cannot only look out for one thing from Huddersfield; we know they are good in things, but we know that we have played two games against them since I arrived and there were a lot of good things from those games as well.

“We have to just make sure that we will do 100% effort in this kind of away game.”

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