Huddersfield Town’s fans have been asked to ramp up the atmosphere at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

That’s because visitors Preston North End are expected to have a following of more than 2,500 and could possibly get near selling out the Chadwick Lawrence South Stand.

A crowd of around 15,000 is expected and coach David Wagner said: “I’m very excited about experiencing the Boxing Day game, which is a very big thing in English football.

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“Ever since I arrived I can only say positive things about our supporters – they give us great backing at home and away.

“I think our fans are clever enough to separate results from performances and I think they are very sensible – they recognise the work we are doing.

“They can see if we have been lucky or unlucky during a game and it’s very important they can see we have a mentality to win.

“I can only say very good things about our support and this is why I am excited to be playing this Boxing Day game at home.

“I have always been used to having a winter break, but this is new and exciting, although to have two games in three days with QPR coming up on Monday is just crazy!”