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Friday 19 October 2018

Ince hopes Cup win can inspire Huddersfield

Tom Ince
Tom Ince

Tom Ince hopes Huddersfield can take their rediscovered attacking prowess into their remaining Premier League fixtures.

The Terriers have found goals hard to come by in recent weeks and have slipped into the relegation zone after eight league matches without a win.

But they hit three goals in extra time on Tuesday night to overcome Birmingham 4-1 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay at St Andrew's and set up a meeting with Manchester United.

Ince, who completed the scoring after 106 minutes, told the club's official website: "We probably should've seen the game out of sight a lot earlier because we had a lot of chances but I think it's nice to see we are creating those kind of chances.

"We probably haven't been able to do that in the last four or five games, where we've been able to hit the target and put defences and goalkeepers under pressure.

"There's signs where we need to kill games off because of the chances we had but our attacking play was a lot better, especially second half.

"We made a long night of it, but listen a win's a win. It's something that's nice to have and it's great for the dressing room going into Sunday against Bournemouth."

Birmingham make the short trip across the city to face rivals Aston Villa on Sunday and it looks like Jonathan Grounds is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The defender was carried off on a stretcher during the win at Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend and the early prognosis is worrying Blues boss Steve Cotterill. "It's not a good one, he will be seeing the specialist," he said.

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