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Stankovic expects Town to challenge for promotion

19th April 2019, 09:58 by Simon Barlow

Jon Stankovic says Huddersfield can mount another promotion challenge, but won't make any promises about bouncing straight back up.

The Terriers defender, who has missed large chunks of Town's Premier League campaigns through injury, knows all about the Championship from his early years at the club.

"I was here when we were in the Championship and this squad is capable of being in the top tier again," he said.

"The Championship is a hard league, we all know, and everything can happen in the Championship.

"We've seen, we played Reading in the Championship (play-off) final and now they are struggling and you never know what can happen.

"But we will keep our focus and try hard to get back in the Premier League as fast as possible."

The Slovenian, expected to feature in Saturday's home game against Watford, was then sidelined for over a year because of a cruciate knee ligament injury.

He made just one Premier League appearance under David Wagner before the German was sacked and Jan Siewert handed the reins.

And the new head coach gave the central defender his first start in six months as a midfielder in a rare win against Wolves in February.

"So it's like a plus for me," Stankovic added.

"There are defeats, yes of course, but since my injury I came back and it's really good for me and the coach helped me a lot and gave me the chance and this was really good for me."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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