Huddersfield News: Wagner demands ’12th man’

1 year ago

In the latest Huddersfield news, boss David Wagner has called on the club’s fans to pack the John Smith’s Stadium and make their voices heard when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Town still face a huge battle for survival in the Premier League and Wagner feels the supporters could play a massive role at the weekend.

Huddersfield head into the clash sitting 15th, four points clear of the bottom three, and they could open up a seven-point lead over Palace if they pick up a crucial victory.

Wagner was left frustrated after their most recent outing when they were held to a goalless draw against 10-man Swansea, having failed to convert any of their 30 attempts at goal.

The German is hoping home advantage plays an important role against the Eagles as they look to do the league double, having won 3-0 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.

Wagner said: “In front of our crowd in the John Smith’s Stadium, if there was one game in the club’s history where you have to stand up and support your football club then it’s tomorrow.

“You have to make our stadium special. This has to be a further step for all of us, on the grass and in the stands. It has to be extraordinary, something we have maybe never seen before because this game is a very, very interesting and exciting one.

“We can make the gap bigger between Crystal Palace and us, this is our aim that we would like to do.”

Saturday’s showdown signals the start of an important run of fixtures for Huddersfield, with away games against Newcastle and Brighton to come after the international break.

The Terriers then face a tough end to the campaign as they take on Watford, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal.