David Wagner would love Huddersfield Town to attract a 20,000-plus crowd to the John Smith’s Stadium for Saturday’s big Championship derby with Barnsley.

It’s a return to home turf after three successive away games - at Shrewsbury Town (League Cup), Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

Town go into the game with seven points from a possible nine and eager to build on a start their head coach calls "good, not great."

David Wagner, Manager of Huddersfield Town celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town at Villa Park

In their last two games, the 2-1 win at Newcastle and 1-1 draw at Villa, Town have played in front of 52,079 and 34,924 respectively.

There were around 3,200 visiting at Newcastle and 2,400 at Villa, and Wagner says they played a big part in the four-point haul.

“Our fans were very good at Newcastle, but in my opinion, they stepped up a level at Aston Villa,” he said.

“They occupied Villa Park, enjoyed the game and made a lot of noise.

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“The supporters can really help us push forward, and hopefully we will have a big, big crowd against Barnsley.

“We need the fans to keep performing like they have so we keep performing like we have.

“Our start to the season has been good - great would be nine points! - and we deserve what we have so far.

“It’s not a fluke, and the results should give the players confidence, trust and belief in what we are doing.

Nahki Wells in action during Huddersfield Town's last home game against Barnsley, a 5-0 Championship win in March 2014

“But we must keep on working to keep the momentum running.”

Town averaged 12,631 last term, but the club’s £179 season-card offer means the figure will be far higher this time around.

The opening-day 2-1 win over Brentford attracted 18,479, bigger than any home crowd in 2015/16.

Wagner says forward Joe Lolley is a doubt for the Barnsley game after taking a knock against Villa.