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A huge men­tal re­ac­tion is needed by the Hud­der­s­field Town play­ers as they re­turn to ac­tion against Swansea City.

While fans are gen­er­ally keen for the Pre­mier League – and all the di­vi­sions – to carry on, in some ways I reckon David Wag­ner may have been quite pleased with the in­ter­na­tional break af­ter the thrash­ing by Tot­ten­ham.

It’s been a chance to take a breather, work­ing with the play­ers he had left – and let’s hope Aaron Mooy re­turns un­scathed from his trip to Malaysia and Aus­tralia to face Syria – ready to fo­cus on the job in hand against Swansea.

I wish I was within a few hun­dred points of Mooy’s air miles!

Col­lec­tively, Town have looked fine in the Pre­mier League.

As a unit, they have de­fended solidly, they are well or­gan­ised and well dis­ci­plined and they know ex­actly what they are about.

But what the head coach al­luded to af­ter the Tot­ten­ham game was ab­so­lutely spot on – in­di­vid­ual er­rors are sim­ply things a team can’t deal with.

The Chris Lowe v Scott Malone de­bate will go on among Town fans for quite a while.

And maybe Wag­ner might look to make a change.

How­ever, a Tot­ten­ham fan did tell me that while Malone was the best left-back in the Cham­pi­onship last sea­son, when Tot­ten­ham played them in the FA Cup at Craven Cot­tage, they ripped Malone apart on the way to a 3-0 vic­tory cour­tesy of a Harry Kane hat trick.

One worry for Town is that they have failed to score in nine of the last 14 matches in all com­pe­ti­tions.

The goals and the chances sim­ply aren’t ar­riv­ing, but that isn’t any­thing new.

This is a Town side that won pro­mo­tion last sea­son with a neg­a­tive goal dif­fer­ence, which is ab­so­lutely un­heard of.

It’s go­ing to be a sea­son of 0-0s, 1-0s and 1-1s – and if you are hav­ing a bet on the Swansea v Town match this week­end then maybe those are the mar­kets you need to look at.

That’s es­pe­cially so as Swansea have man­aged just 11 shots on tar­get all sea­son – the fewest in the Pre­mier League.

If ever a game was scream­ing out 0-0, then per­haps this could be it!

I men­tioned ear­lier the sit­u­a­tion of Mooy, hav­ing to travel around the globe, and it’s one which man­agers deal with.

The play­ers will gather back to­gether and very lit­tle work will ac­tu­ally be done. A mas­sage here and there, some re­lax­ation, a bit of gen­tle work – but then also a tac­ti­cal re­minder of the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and roles the play­ers must play within the group.

Let’s be hon­est, we knew that the 12 games against the top six were go­ing to be tough and any points gained would be a bonus.

That leaves 26 matches to achieve Town’s ob­jec­tive of stay­ing in the di­vi­sion. These are the games that mat­ter. These are the games that will mean Town stay in the Pre­mier League.

The min­i­mum re­quire­ment for Town from the Swansea trip is a point.

But fin­gers crossed a 1-0 vic­tory is some­thing Town could be cel­e­brat­ing as they make their way home from the Lib­erty Sta­dium.

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