Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley has said that he will be aiming to recruit left-sided talent in the January transfer window, feeling the lack of 'balance' in the side needs addressing.

The ​Terriers have struggled since Cowley was recruited from Lincoln City following Jan Siewert's sacking in September, and despite a decent start to the young manager's time in the hotseat, they now hover perilously close to the relegation zone, two points above 22nd-placed Wigan. 

A 2-0 defeat to high-flying ​Leeds on Saturday was their sixth game without a win, and with Cowley's first transfer window looming on the horizon as his side struggles, there has been plenty of talk over who the boss could look to recruit to help turn his side's fortunes around.

Danny Cowley

And when asked following their most recent defeat, Cowley said that left-sided talent will be a priority - particularly at left-back, with only 20-year-old Jaden Brown available to him in that position at present. 

“I think we would like to. I think the group needs balancing," he said, as quoted by ​Examiner Live. "We need to try to get some balance. We had eleven right footers today.

“We’ve got a young left back in Jaden Brown, who prior to this season hadn’t played a single game, and he’s our only left back at the club. So we definitely need support in that area.”

Cowley's side were spirited in their defeat to promotion-chasing Leeds, but eventually succumbed to goals by Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez. Ultimately it was Marcelo Bielsa who got the better of the encounter, and Cowley added that while it was a damaging defeat, it wasn't 'terminal' for his side. 

Danny Cowley

"We tried to hurt them in the spaces behind and I thought we showed good penetration at times, but we weren't able to get good value for chances which we needed to," he added, as quoted by ​BBC.

"It's been a learning curve because Marcelo Bielsa is a pioneer in football. It's not terminal here, but there is a storm. But we have to roll with the punches and get over these disappointments."

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