Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner claims it was too early to involve Elias Kachunga in their opener against Chelsea. The 26-year-old endured a tough campaign in the Premier League last term, with knee injuries causing him to miss large portions of the season.
Working his way back to full match fitness, Kachunga has featured in pre-season but Wagner is not looking to rush the striker back into action too soon, especially with so much competition for places.
“We were very happy that Kacha was, more or less, able to have a complete, full pre-season – we hadn’t expected he has been able to train with us more or less the whole period,” said Wagner.
“But, to be totally honest, this is part of the competition.
“We were able to see he was out for, more or less, half a year and he isn’t on his best form – but he can’t be after he was out such a long period.
“We will try and support him and help him to come on form as soon as possible and this is the nature of progression – the competition gets bigger and stronger.”
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