David Wagner insists Huddersfield's match with Swansea is not a 'must-win'
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 12/10/17 2:46pm
Huddersfield boss David Wagner insists it is too early in the season for talk of "must-win" matches as his side prepare to face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
The Terriers travel to Wales on Saturday for a match already being touted as a potential relegation six-pointer - just eight games into the new season.
Huddersfield face Manchester United and Liverpool in the coming weeks but Wagner insists his side are under no pressure to pick up points after collecting two wins and three draws from their opening seven games.
"We are eight games into the new season so no," said Wagner, when asked if this weekend's match was a must-win.
"[The Championship play-off final at] Wembley was a must-win game, but not Swansea. It is a game where we feel we have a chance and this is a chance we will search for.
"We will not make the mistake of asking for must-win games after seven games in the Premier League."
Swansea are yet to win at home this season but Wagner is taking nothing for granted against Paul Clement's side.
"It's a game where we really have to be at our best and we have a lot of respect about Swansea's team, their manager, their set-up, their idea of football," said Wagner, who believes both teams will be out to secure all three points on Saturday.
"They'll think 'Huddersfield, okay we could collect some points', and we think 'Swansea - they are an opponent where we could collect some points'," Wagner added.
"We will try and prepare as good as we can and then we'll go into the game like we have done in the past and try our best."
Huddersfield have scored just five goals since the start of the season but could welcome back top-scorer Steve Mounie from a foot injury for the trip to Swansea.
"Steve Mounie has been with us for the majority of the week, but not every single minute of training," said Wagner. "He is in a good way. Maybe not for Swansea, maybe the week after it looks like he is ready. Maybe Swansea.
"All the internationals came back healthy so that helps."