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Huws Keen to Build on Promising Debut
Wednesday, 8th Feb 2017 17:00

New signing Emyr Huws is keen to build on a promising debut that helped Town to a 2-2 home draw with high-flying Reading last week.

It was a much-improved display by Mick McCarthy’s new-look side as Huws, on loan from Cardiff for the rest of the season, linked up with fellow Welsh international Tom Lawrence to great effect.

Huws, 23, said: “I think the game went well, both for me personally and the team. I thought we did really well, especially in the first half, and I felt we were a bit unlucky in the second.

“They scored a wonder goal, which felt like it was a bit of a steal for them, and we were gutted that we lost two points. But overall I thought the performance was really positive and we’ll build on that.

“I was just trying to get on the ball as much as I could then drive and get forward with it. I was looking to help attacking-wise and defensively.

“I felt really good but I think that was just down to the adrenalin. We’ve been training hard this week and I still feel really good.

“The fans are a massive part of the club and I thought they were immense at the weekend.

“They were loud throughout the game and I thought there was a really good atmosphere, which all the lads appreciated and I hope it continues.”

Next up for Town in what looked like a demanding February is a trip to the Midlands to face an Aston Villa side who may be off the promotion pace but are also the only Championship side to boast an unbeaten home record this season.

Huws added: “There were definitely positives to be taken from the draw with Reading. Straight after the final whistle we were a bit like ‘How have we not won that?’ but later on the reaction was a lot more positive from everyone.

“We played well, should have won the game and deserved to win the game. But we didn’t and we’ll take it with a pinch of salt and move on.

“Can we get a result at Villa Park? I think so. I think we are all quietly confident that we can go there and get something. We are all looking forward to it.

“I’m told Villa have never been outside the Premier League in my lifetime until now. I didn’t know that but I do know they are a big club and it should be a good game.”

Town are Huws’s seventh club after he joined Manchester City as a schoolboy and stayed until he was 20. He had loan spells with Northampton, Birmingham and Wigan before joining the Latics permanently, and then Huddersfield on loan before switching to Cardiff.

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truckertractorboy added 17:09 - Feb 8
We all hope so its been a season of 1 good game followed by 3-4 dreadful ones .coyb

legoman added 17:21 - Feb 8
Emyr is?

muccletonjoe added 17:23 - Feb 8
Looked more like a midfield saturday. Very much hope they can build on it at villa.

IpswichT62OldBoy added 17:50 - Feb 8
He looked good, very positive part of a dynamic midfield. Long may it continue.
We have been here before though.

IpswichT62OldBoy added 18:14 - Feb 8
I've just read this again,
"I was just trying to get on the ball as much as I could then drive and get forward with it."
I love his attacking attitude, and he is 23, perfect.

blueboy1981 added 19:36 - Feb 8
This lad is Class - bring it on Emyr - and don't let the Dino nullify you like he has so many previously.

This won't be like d by some - but it's TRUE. Lets hope the man has changed his ways.

blueboy1981 added 19:39 - Feb 8
....... an attacking midfield with pace and forward thinking - ALLELUIA.

blueboy1981 added 19:45 - Feb 8
....... I'm convinced that although we haven't spent loads of dosh on player purchase - we have a damn good squad here, for the time being. All we need is the / a Manager to extract the best from it.

KiwiBlue2 added 20:34 - Feb 8
Great stuff. Have harped on for ages about our midfield being strengthened and hope that Emyr and Toumani are given an extended run. Along with Ted,
and Grant I think that we have much to look forward to.

bluelady added 08:44 - Feb 9
Blueboy agree, to be fair to MM with his hands tied behind his back he has done amazingly well in the transfer window and you know what sometimes hungry players who have not quite made it but have the talent are better than 2/3 million players with over inflated price tags and an ego to match! This guy seems to be spot on for what we need lets hope if it continues we can sign him next year. So long as the boss keeps them playing like that did on Saturday, plays round pegs in round holes then I have absolutely no issue with him staying... if we go back to the tactical suicide again im afraid I will be joining the out brigade, for now I am on the fence with my feet either side!

Cookycrew added 08:49 - Feb 9
Class Player, no wonder he has won 10 Wales caps. He & Toumani completely galvanised & changed our midfield on Saturday. Is there any chance of us signing him at the end of the season?

Razor added 10:33 - Feb 9
He goes FORWARD not sideways or backwards-----has the revolution (at long last) started!?

Lightningboy added 11:00 - Feb 9
Nice having a midfielder who likes to make things happen and actually want to pass the ball forwards.

Please Lord let this be the end of the drivel we've been served up from Skuse for 4 years+

paulcooperisgod added 11:26 - Feb 9
Hopefully that's the last we see of COKE DOUGLAS and dare I say SKUSE in our midfield

hepperblue added 16:50 - Feb 9
Positive. Goes Forward. Attacking! How long before McCarthy knocks that out of him. See Freddy Sears.

blueboy1981 added 21:31 - Feb 9
Bluelady - absolutely agree with you, he has brought some good players in on a shoestring budget - but as soon as they show some attacking flair and creativity - he cra-ps himself - and nullifies their potential post haste.

We've seen it all too often, for it to be imaginary thinking - it's FACT.

Personally I think he is the proverbial Leopard that will never change his spots - even now, I would be pleased to see him do so. But will it happen before OUR Club is beyond bringing back to what we ALL know it was, and should be .......... ??????

blueboy1981 added 21:36 - Feb 9
......... I was so excited to see two midfielders who instantly looked for the forward movement and pass - not a single sideways or backward pass in their thoughts - unless it was the only option.

GREAT......... !!!!! More of it PLEASE.

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