GLYNN SNODIN expects a positive reaction when Huddersfield Town begin the countdown to another League I play-off bid at Preston tomorrow.
Hugely disappointing Easter defeats by Sheffield Wednesday and Bournemouth have ended hopes of automatic promotion.
But the experienced coach says it will be business as usual as Town chase a first win at Deepdale since 1969.
“Seeing the chance of second place disappear is a big blow to our supporters and everyone at the club,” said Snodin.
“But it’s important to remember that our promotion bid isn’t over, because the play-offs provide a huge opportunity.
“The first priority is to ensure we are involved, and three points at Preston will go a long way to doing that.
“But we also want to get the season back on track and build up some form, momentum and self-belief.”
Snodin says the recent home victory over Charlton, one of seven clubs where he has been on the management team, shows what Town are capable of.
“We need to do the basic things well and get the ball into the opposition box more, it’s as simple as that,” added the South Yorkshireman.
“Sheffield Wednesday and Bournemouth both did it better than us, and now we have to do it better than Preston.
“The lads are an honest bunch, and they know they can improve so much in terms of staying composed and making the right decisions.
“We need to be much better in the four remaining league games, and the players know that a few wins will put a much better complexion on things.”
While Town need to maintain or improve on their current fourth position to clinch home advantage in the second leg of the play-off semi-finals, Preston aren’t yet free of relegation fears.