Warm Down: Huddersfield Town make a breakthrough in battle for survival
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Huddersfield Town took a significant step towards survival on Saturday afternoon, with a huge victory at Nottingham Forest which all but secures their Championship status.

The Terriers put in a mightily impressive display to beat a lacklustre Nottingham Forest side, with Chris Hughton’s side putting in a below-par performance in the encounter. Here are some reflections from the encounter at the City Ground.

Forest below par

At the forefront of conclusions from Saturday's encounter has to be the below par performance of the hosts, Nottingham Forest, who were far from their best in the game against Huddersfield.

Chris Hughton’s side appeared to lack energy throughout the contest and it was evident that Huddersfield wanted the win more at the City Ground, with a lot more at stake for the visitors bearing in mind their position in the league standings.

Yesterday's performance from Nottingham Forest provides a metaphor for their season ultimately, one to forget. So while their Championship status is secure for next season, work still needs to be done over the summer at the City Ground. 

Juninho Bacuna delivers a standout display

The most impressive player on the pitch, Curaçao international Juninho Bacuna, was instrumental for Huddersfield in their crucial victory in Nottinghamshire. 

The 23-year-old combative midfielder featured prominently throughout the game and added his name to the scoresheet in the 61st minute with a sumptuous strike from range.

Bacuna's performance yesterday will provide Carlos Corberan with a reminder of the former FC Groningen midfielders undoubted qualities and why he deserves to be a key figure in the Huddersfield team.

Huddersfield revel in Toffolo return

One of the biggest positives to take out of the weekend's encounter for Huddersfield was the return of one of their key players from injury, Harry Toffolo.

After over two months on the sidelines with both suspension and injuries, the former Lincoln City defender returned to action for Huddersfield on Saturday and proved why he's such a vital figure for the Terriers.

A composed and assured performance on his return to the team will please Carlos Corberan and is a massive boost for the Yorkshire side going into their last four encounters of the season.

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