Date: 26th January 2017 at 9:58pm
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As Huddersfield Town go into this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Rochdale, both head coach David Wagner and striker Nahki Wells were in front of the media.

In Wagner’s standard and weekly pre game press conference, the Yorkshire Post have him saying firstly that the transfer window for Huddersfield is now shut and he’s not planning on doing any business in the final week of the January window.

‘Our business is done. I am very happy with what we have done.’

In terms of team news we are without Chris Lowe and Rajiv van la Parra who both came down ill this week and Kasey Palmer along with Joe Lolley will be missing, but Aaron Mooy does come back into the gaffer’s thoughts.

Jack Payne remains out owing to his suspension.

The Examiner have him talking about the importance of the Cup and whilst our Championship form remains the overriding objective this year, Wagner has his eyes on the next round of the competition as well.

‘It`s a great competition. Everyone in Germany is aware of its history and stature. We are all ready to invest everything and try everything to be successful.’

With 3,500 fans travelling to Spotland for the game, Wagner went on to say.

‘It`s great to be involved in the FA Cup – and we want to stay involved. We have to make sure we do, but we are aware Rochdale will be a tough opponent, especially at their home. But what happens depends on us, because we have to be focused and make our own details right. With a great away support behind us, this will be a proper cup-tie, and they will help us for sure.’

As for Wells’ own interview, he restated his promise to stay at the club for the remainder of the season and he insisted FA Cup aside, Huddersfield weren’t giving up on the battle for one of the top two spots in the table.

‘At the moment first and second look difficult to catch, but not impossible. It could easily all swap around still. To be honest, our main goal is to focus on our next match. We can`t lie and say we are getting too excited about the thought of the play-offs because although we are in those positions we need to keep going.’


‘Every point we can get will take us that little bit closer. We don`t want to be swayed too much by the end goal, when we have stepping stones along the way to complete first. We need and want to win games to make sure we get there.’

Speaking about his own situation with his contract up in 2018 and the ongoing speculation, the 26 year old went on to say.

‘I wouldn`t want to leave what we have going on here at the moment. Nothing has swayed me or distracted me at all. We have a fantastic group of players, an amazing manager and a great chairman who has backed the club. I would be stupid to leave here with what is happening at this club. I`m really looking forward to what the future can hold for everyone here. There is a great buzz around the place and we want to keep that going.’

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