Huddersfield Town fans smarting from a 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough believe summer investment is essential.
David Wagner’s side were second-best on Teesside and are 18th in the Championship as they prepare to take on a Hull City side who remain fourth despite only one win in their last seven and a 4-0 thrashing at Derby.
It’s Town’s inability to pick up points against the leading sides which is concerning supporters – with plenty still believing Town could end up in a relegation scrap over the last six matches.
Tony, from Salendine Nook, is not one of those, but he said: “It all now depends on how MK Dons and Charlton perform.
David Wagner after the Middlesbrough match
“Eight points and better goal difference in front. Six games to play, highly unlikely we will be relegated.
“However we need a clear-out for next season if we are to progress.”
Alan W, from Mirfield, believes Wagner must improve the squad in the next transfer window.
“Once again we are too lightweight (against Middlesbrough),” he said.
“Jed Steer and Joes Lynch and Lolley were the bright stars. Paterson ran his heart out.
“But I’m afraid we are not good enough throughout the entire squad. Need investment and quality players that can give DW something to carry forward to hopefully a championship future.
“With second-rated materials is an impossible task.”
Outlane-base Danny agrees.
He said: “Another defeat to top-end team proving you can’t carry passengers against good sides.
“We do have some decent players but really need to get rid of the dead wood in the summer.”
There were similar thoughts from Geoff, of Mirfield.
“Boro were just too good for us,” he said on www.examiner.co.uk .
“Whitehead is one of our best players, yet Boro released him last season.
“We must hope we can survive, though I don’t know where the next points are coming from.
“Then, in June, we need to spend some cash, a lot of it in fact.”
Glen travelled all the way from Wales to be one of 613 Town fans at the Riverside.
“Don’t know what time I’ll be back in deepest Wales, but it’s what you do if your a loyal fan,” he messaged after the game.
“But for fans like me, if we survive can we please have proper first-team investment for next season.”
Chris Green, from Dalton, said: “I candidly believe that we are in the mix to stay up, and if MK Dons used our slip-ups to full advantage, then we’d find ourselves much closer to 22nd place.
“Favours from other sides aren’t always guaranteed – you have to learn to take responsibility for your own position in the table and not think that favours will be returned.
“If it wasn’t for our disgracefully poor record against the top eight and our inconsistency in the league overall, we would not be talking about relegation.
“Picking up a few points here and there against the big guns wouldn’t go amiss, but we can’t even manage that.
“Hull or not – we have to win on Saturday to make that big step to survival.
“The Tigers lost 4-0 at Derby, so if we can make our home advantage count, take an early lead and then build on it, then we can stop the rot against the top eight and get that crucial victory.”<p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/> <p/>