No excuses from Town boss

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins conceded his side were “not good

enough” after stuttering to a 1-0 defeat to promotion-chasing


George Boyd’s well-taken goal barely 30 seconds after the

half-time interval provided a rare moment of quality in a scrappy


Robins believed his side had turned a corner when they beat West

Yorkshire rivals Leeds before the international break, but their

sixth home defeat of the campaign leaves them just points above the

relegation zone.

“We weren’t good enough,” Robins said. “I don’t think it was a

great game by any stretch of the imagination.

“We restricted them to very little, but it’s a difficult

formation to play against, how they play it and with the quality of

players they’ve got, they’re obviously up there for a reason.”

Robins also complained that Town striker James Vaughan had been

fouled in the build-up to Boyd’s winner, but he was reluctant to

blame that for the defeat.

“There was a real push in his back, but we can’t blame incidents

like that, we’ve got to come out and be better than this,” he


“We go to Bolton on Tuesday and have seven games left. It’s an

interesting end to the season.”