David Wagner: Survival would be biggest Terriers achievement


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David Wagner admits helping Huddersfield Town survive in the Premier League this season would be his best achievement to date.

Huddersfield came up last season when they defeated Reading in the play-off final on penalties.

They were tipped by many to go straight back down but they enter the final stretch four points above the drop zone ahead of their match against Watford on Saturday.

Competing against the rich and powerful in the Premier League should be almost impossible for a club like Huddersfield, admits Wagner.

“You think how should this work? It is not possible, but it can work.

I am not really sure, I said a long time before maybe promotion is more difficult but I am unsure if this is really the truth,” he said.

“Maybe if we stay in the league, with a club like us, with our size, our background, with our history and our circumstances I’d say probably this is more difficult.”

Huddersfield have a chance to complete a league double if they can get three points on Saturday against Watford, currently 12th and five points above their hosts. With home advantage, Wagner wants the fans to play their part on Saturday.

“Usually I say to the fans, we need to turn up but now this week, they have to be there for us,” he added.

“It’s a big game and maybe they can give us that little bit more but hopefully they won’t need to if we play well.”

Huddersfield are 2.63 to win on Saturday, with Watford 2.88 and the draw 3.10.

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