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21 January 2017

Diagouraga to join on loan says Mick after reflecting on key first goal for Terriers

Mick McCarthy has revealed that he is set to add Toumani Diagouraga to his squad next week with the midfielder due to arrive on loan from Leeds until the end of the season. 

Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor will also be at Town on Monday, training with Blues for the week with a view to joining until the end of the campaign.

“We have lost Adam Webster for the season so we are short on numbers and Steven Taylor would add that experience,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“He will come in and train next week and we will see how it goes. We know about his quality. 

“I have spoken to Leeds about Toumani Diagouraga as well and that is pretty much done.

“He is a good footballer. He is very mobile. He has got some drive about him. He played in the Brentford team that got to the Play-Offs and he will be a good asset for us. 

“It’s good to bring in new faces. It can revitalise the place.”

Mick was speaking after Town’s 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield, with Isaiah Brown’s goal just before the break the key moment in the game.

“There was nothing in it until a moment of quality from Issy Brown just before half-time. It was an unbelievable strike,” added the boss.

“Their second goal came out of nothing and it was always going to be difficult after that. They are a good side and the place is bouncing here.

“We got a response after the cup game and I was never worried that I wouldn’t. We have got to be better with the ball, certainly we need better quality going forward and we’ve got to keep going. We’ve got another tough game next week at Preston.”

Jordan Spence made his debut for Blues, while Kieffer Moore came off the bench in the second-half for his first appearance for the Club.

“Josh Emmanuel was very tired, physically and emotionally after Tuesday and we had fresh legs in Jordan and he did very well. I was pleased with him,” said Mick. 

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