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Huddersfield Town’s biggest winners from Neil Warnock’s decision to stay as manager

Huddersfield Town’s biggest winners from Neil Warnock’s decision to stay as manager

Josh Koroma

Assuming the forward stays, of course. Having become a bit-part player for Carlos Corberan in the play-off season, Koroma had been in such poor form at the start of last season that he was sent out on loan to League One Portsmouth and nobody particularly minded.

The 24 year old was influential in Huddersfield Town’s escape from relegation, however, with his performances against Watford and Sheffield United in particular ranking among some of the best we saw from anybody in a Town shirt last season. Neil Warnock is evidently exactly the right manager for Koroma to stay in that kind of form…if the club can get him signed to a new deal.

Sorba Thomas

The winger’s dip was nothing like as dramatic as Koroma’s, in our view, but having been dropped both at Town and at Blackburn last season and then lost his place in the Wales squad, he nonetheless has something to prove in the new campaign.

Warnock made no secret of how daft he thought it was that Town let Thomas go out on loan midway through last season, and if the 24 year old responds to the manager’s unique man-management anywhere near as well as Koroma did then Town could have one of the most productive wingers in the division back on their hands.

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Rarmani Edmonds-Green

His teammates have joked that REG is something of a teacher’s pet for Warnock, who has suggested that a positional change similar to the one Pep Guardiola pulled off with John Stones may be on the cards for Edmonds-Green.

He may not be close to starting in his nominally preferred centre-back role, but whenever Town have a specific tactical hole to fill outside the norm in the first two thirds of the pitch, there’s a fair chance Edmonds-Green will be the man to fill it.

Danny Ward

With a new two-year deal in the bag, Ward will get another year with his favourite gaffer. That’s enough on his own…and it should be to Town’s benefit too, because we all know how important Ward can be at his best.

  • June 24, 2023