Why Kyle Hudlin is unconcerned by Huddersfield Town’s slow start to the season

Why Kyle Hudlin is unconcerned by Huddersfield Town’s slow start to the season

Centre-forward Kyle Hudlin scored in Huddersfield Town’s Carabao Cup tie with Middlesbrough and is determined to help fire the Terriers up the Championship table

Kyle Hudlin is prepared to be patient as the striker looks to establish himself at Championship level. The towering centre-forward stepped up off the bench to grab his first goal in Huddersfield Town colours last night.


The former Solihull Moors forward registered as the ten-man Terriers exited the Carabao Cup at the first round stage, losing 3-2 to Middlesbrough. Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds last night, Hudlin said: “I understand my background and where I have come from. Stepping up to this level is a big challenge.


“There’s such quality within the squad from Wardy [Danny Ward] to Kian [Harratt] to Rhodesy [Jordan Rhodes]. There’s so much depth within the squad.


“I have got to keep biding my time and take my opportunities when they come and that’s all I can do.”


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Hudlin, an unused substitute in Town’s opening-day defeat to Plymouth Argyle, was pleased to come on and make an impact in his first run-out this season. “It felt good (to score),” he admitted. “I wanted to create urgency and to come back and try and nick another one.


“I was brought on to the pitch to do a job and I did half of it so I always want more.”


It is well-documented that Terriers boss Neil Warnock wants to strengthen their attacking options before the transfer window closes on September 1. The prospect of a new striker or two moving to the John Smith’s Stadium does not faze Hudlin.

“I always back myself against anyone, no matter who the opponent is,” said the 6ft 9ins forward. “I back my ability. It is just now about showcasing it in the minutes that I get.”


Although Town have lost their opening two fixtures, conceding six goals in the process, Hudlin is refusing to panic. “It’s two games now; I don’t see any threats in it,” he said. “We are a very strong group and you saw that in pre-season with the way we set off and we finished unbeaten.

“I’m sure the boys can pull it back, including myself. There is no real worry in the camp.”


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