Tommy Smith looked ahead to the big Leeds United derby and told Huddersfield Town fans: “It means a lot to us as well as you.”

Boss David Wagner heads into his first all-West Yorkshire showdown on Saturday with his side in 18th place, and just six point above the drop zone.

That has added to the need to deny Leeds a fourth win on the trot and a fifth successive victory in meetings with Town.

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Right-back Smith says he and his teammates are aware of the league table, but not worried by it.

“We have got more than enough in our squad and enough confidence,” insisted the 23-year-old.

“If we get the performance right, and we’re close to doing that, the results will come.

“Six points can quickly turn to nine or 12. We will stick to what we believe in and I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

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Leeds have defeated Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers since crashing 4-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion.

And former Manchester City player Smith, who is eyeing a 99th Town start, said: “We know what to expect over there.

“We know what we need to do as well, and like I said, we’re all confident about the future.

“It’s a big game and we know how much it means to the supporters.

“But it means a lot to us as well - every game does - and we will go there with the intention of getting three points.”

Town’s last away win was at Nottingham Forest on February 13.

Their last victory over Leeds was at the John Smith’s Stadium in October 2013.