Huddersfield boss in rallying cry as Norwich City circle

Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle, right. Picture: PA

Huddersfield owner Dean Hoyle, right. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has urged the club's fans to make a difference in the Championship run-in – and says 'everything that is going on' pales into insignificance.

The Terriers are third in the table, but as well as promotion, Hoyle has the imminent departure of head of football operations Stuart Webber to Norwich City on his mind.

However, it's promotion that matters most as he rallies the troops ahead of the home game against Burton on Saturday – and then a big clash against the Canaries in Yorkshire next Wednesday.

'I cannot believe we're already into the final two months of what has been an extraordinary 2016/17 season,' he told Huddersfield's club website. 'Like our players and supporters, I've thoroughly enjoyed every moment of what has happened so far.

'However, everything that has gone so far – and anything else that is going on – pales into insignificance now.

'Everything we do now is focused on giving the team every chance of performing in the final nine games of the season, starting with the match against Burton Albion on Saturday. Nothing else matters.

'I honestly believe that the support of our fans can make all the difference over the next nine games. It sounds like a cliché, but we've heard so many people comment on the atmosphere at the John Smith's Stadium this season and it does make a difference. Personally and on behalf of everyone else at the Club, I'd like to thank our fans for what they've created this season.

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'Now, I'm asking every Town fan to play their part in these final nine games. We need you to be patient and supportive when we have the difficult moments that happen on the pitch, to stick with the players and to be ferocious and passionate with your support through every 90-minute game.'