TOWN'S top officials hit back today amid the controversy which is enveloping football.
While some Premiership and England stars are in the dock facing serious on and off-the-field allegations, Town manager Peter Jackson and club secretary Ann Hough believe it's unfair for that stigma to filter right through the game.
Jackson says the Town squad are a "delight to work with" while Hough points to the many hours of valuable work which players contribute to the community.
In the wake of the huge Rio Ferdinand bust-up over his missed drugs test, Town confirmed they have been visited this season by the FA's doping control unit.
Senior squad members Tony Carss, Paul Scott and young Steve Kenworthy were randomly tested at the training ground rather than on a matchday, and all three were perfectly clear.
Jackson said: "The top Premiership stars can often be found on the front pages as much as the back pages and, when that's the case, it's usually for all the wrong reasons and nothing to do with football.
"It's such a shame that maybe 1% or 2% of players tarnish all the good work which is done by the rest and it's very unfair to tar everyone with the same brush.
"We have some senior professionals at this club but largely a young squad, and I have to say they are a delight to work with. We have not had a single problem.
"The way they work on a day-to-day basis and the way they make themselves available to the community is a credit to themselves and to the club.
"While we've had a few red and yellow cards on the pitch, their discipline within the club is very, very good.
"We have had a few fines for people being late to training or late to matches, or not wearing a collar and tie when they should, but nothing more serious.
"The biggest problem we've had is finding enough lemonade for the younger players on matchday!"
Club secretary Hough added: "It is a sad state of affairs when the alleged actions of just a few people reflect on all 92 Premier and League clubs.
"Since coming out of administration, we have had 18 new players and scholars at this club and, with those already here, they have all done their bit to promote community projects and football generally and given a lot of their own time to do it.
"Huddersfield Town players can feel proud of what they've done and when you get the likes of Lee Fowler, who is only on loan with us, going out and representing the club it shows what a tremendous spirit and commitment there is."
Fowler (ankle) remains under treatment for the Torquay game on Saturday while suspended Ian Hughes (hamstring) is now back doing some running.
* Town's ticket office will be open until 7pm tomorrow night for `Friend for a Fiver' claims and the sale of Lincoln tickets, which are expected to sell out.