Cowley does not fear Grant interest

Huddersfield Town
Former Charlton boss Chris Powell has heaped praised on new Huddersfield signing Karlan Grant for recovering after setbacks in his career.

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley says he is not worried about the transfer speculation surrounding in-form forward Karlan Grant.

Grant has been a star performer for Huddersfield this season and only Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Brentford frontman Ollie Watkins have scored more Championship goals than the 22-year-old, who also boasts one of the best shot conversion rates in the division.

That impressive form has led to speculation other clubs could come in for Grant during the January transfer window but that does not concern Cowley, who feels it is a good thing as it shows the forward is doing things right.

“You want good players and if you’ve got good players with an excellent attitude and work ethic and high quality, then it’s natural that other people would want them,” Cowley told reporters.

“We’re not scared of that, we want that, and we know that if we are able to get our players into a place where they’re playing at their best, then they’re always going to attract interest.”

Grant netted the winner in last week’s Yorkshire derby against Barnsley, a result that lifted the Terriers out of the Championship relegation zone.

Huddersfield have improved following the appointment of Cowley as manager in September as they are unbeaten in their last six matches heading into Saturday’s clash at Brentford.