EXPERIENCED striker Alan Lee says the backing of Huddersfield Town's fans is helping him produce some valuable contributions from the bench this season.
The 34-year-old Irishman went on four minutes from the end at Oakwell to help Simon Grayson's side see out their eighth win of the season with some knowledgeable frontline craftsmanship.
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Town's travelling army were roaring his name long before he joined the action in South Yorkshire and they loved his strong-arm tactics in helping run down the clock.
"There was a great atmosphere in the dressing room and the lads were thrilled to bits with that performance because we played well, were solid and felt comfortable enough in the end," said Lee, making his fifth intervention of the Championship season.
"We have picked up seven points out of nine in the week which is very satisfying and it's brilliant that it puts us back in the top six."
So what instructions did he have from the manager?
"Your job as a centre forward in those circumstances is basically not to give the ball away, get it in the corners and win things," he said.
"It's important you get the ball going in that direction and I'm experienced enough now to know what to do.
"The fans were amazing.
"The support they gave us and the noise they made throughout was just smashing, and from a personal point of view they are so supportive of me it just melts my heart.
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"They are great to me and I just want to thank them all for that."
So can Town stay in the hunt at the top end of the table as they prepare to meet high-riding Brighton at the John Smith's?
"Anything can happen for us if we want it enough," he answered.
"We have made a great start and, having been in this division for many years, I know how important that is. If we don't get carried away and keep battling like we are then we have every chance of being in the mix. The first target is to get to 50 points and then take it from there."