Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie believes goals could be easier to come by in manager Jan Siewert’s new-look side.
Siewert made eight changes for Tuesday night’s win against Wolves and Mounie feels he benefited from the support up front from January signing Karlan Grant, who made his first start.
“Yes it’s different,” said Mounie, whose stoppage-time goal clinched the Terriers’ first win since November.
“There are more players up front. It’s easier for me, there are more players in the box as well, so it’s easier to score goals.
“If it’s not me there’s someone behind me to finish it. If I didn’t score that goal against Wolves (Elias) Kachunga was just behind, so he could have scored as well.
“It’s better. To know there is someone who can catch my flicks and everything, of course it helps me to keep going.”
Mounie felt victory over Wolves had eased the pressure on Siewert’s side, but insists one win alone will not be enough to lift Huddersfield – 13 points from safety at the foot of the table – out of their current predicament.
“I feel like everyone was released after this game and relieved to stop this bad run,” Mounie said.
“It’s not because we won one game that the belief has come back. We have believed since the beginning of the season, but we know it’s tough now in the situation we are in.
“I think we should just take it game by game and try to get some more wins to show the fans we are still fighters. We will fight to the end and make them proud.
“There is no difference, the dressing room is still the same. Of course everyone is happier after the win because it lifts the confidence, the morale.
“But everyone is still the same. We know we are still bottom of the league and there is still a long way to go to not finish bottom.”
Mounie’s last-gasp winner against Wolves was just his second goal of the season, but he said his drought had not been as frustrating as the team’s losing run.
“The most difficult thing was to not win games and to see the club in that situation,” he added.
“When I signed here it was for the challenge to help the team to stay up. We did it last season. Obviously this season has been harder and not winning has been the most difficult thing.”
Siewert, who presided over his first win as Huddersfield boss in midweek, could be without defender Demeaco Duhaney for this weekend’s trip to Brighton.
The right-back made his league debut against Wolves but was withdrawn at half-time due to a thigh strain, so midfielder Juninho Bacuna, who filled the gap, could start in that role on Saturday afternoon.