CHIEF executive Andrew Watson today paid tribute to the man who not only saved Town a year ago but who has funded their return to the Second Division.
Ken Davy was given a hero's reception in Cardiff when he walked to the Millennium Stadium for the penalty shoot-out success against Mansfield.
It was richly deserved, says Watson, who has laid down a budget for summer spending with manager Peter Jackson.
"What Ken Davy has done this season is magnificent and what the club have achieved would not have been possible without him," said Watson.
"Ken has supported the club financially and in a business sense and something special is happening at Huddersfield Town once again.
"Obviously we've got our outstanding debt down to £600,000, which is less than half of what it was at the outset and, while we can't get carried away about budgets for next season, we should be able to increase it a little more now that we've gone up."
Watson remains focused on bringing expenditure much nearer to income at the McAlpine, but he's aware that Jackson is eager to sign at least a couple of quality players.
"Peter, Terry Yorath, Gerry Murphy and all the coaching staff deserve tremendous credit for where we are, in addition to a really hard-working and conscientious office and commercial staff whose long hours have all been worthwhile," he said.
"This is why I was prepared to leave a First Division club to come back to Town, because I felt there could be exciting times and promotion this season really is a wonderful achievement for everyone."
Town will have season-tickets back on sale tomorrow.
Staff have a mountain of postal applications to deal with as Town start towards their target of £1m in sales and fans are requested to use the option of applying by post to avoid potential queues at the McAlpine.