OWNER Ken Davy today spelled out Town's stance over hot transfer property Jon Stead.
With just four more days to the closure of the transfer window for Premier League clubs, Mr Davy met with his board and management at the McAlpine to get a full update.
Manager Peter Jackson reported no fresh inquiries for the 20-year-old frontman, who has bagged 18 goals as Town have soared to fifth in the Third Division table.
And Mr Davy confirmed there is no specific pressure to sell Stead, even though Town are set to make significant losses this season.
"We have a balance of responsibility because, while we all want to see the club progressing and moving upwards, we have to recognise at the same time the need for long-term development from a strong foundation," said Mr Davy today.
"It has been made absolutely clear from the outset that if a suitable offer comes in for Jonathan then we will have to look very seriously at it.
"He is one of the best young players outside the Premiership - as the number of scouts who have watched him this season suggests - and he himself has ambitions to play at the highest possible level.
"Whether that offer will come in or not I really cannot say, we will just have to wait and see.
"But if it doesn't, then we are more than happy to have Jonathan here in our side, scoring goals and helping us challenge in the higher reaches of the division."
Mr Davy's takeover of the club was completed only in August, when he funded the arrival of 10 new signings and inherited some big debts - including £1.4m to the old playing squad.
"It would be wrong to suggest we are under pressure to take action, but clearly the substantial debts are bound to limit the progress which can be made to certain timescales," added Mr Davy.
"That is very different to being under pressure to take decisions which are not in the best interests of Huddersfield Town or any particular player.
"If a suitable offer comes in then we have to look at it, which I'm sure the vast majority of fans realise. If Jonathan stays here, keeps on scoring goals and helps the team to do well, then that's fine as well.
"As for the overall financial situation, it would certainly benefit the club if the members of the Survival Trust decided at their meeting tomorrow to put their money into the club - money which people donated to help the club at a difficult time."
That meeting is in the banqueting suite at the McAlpine at 7.30.