HUDDERSFIELD TOWN kick off 2012 at Notts County this afternoon with Antony Kay insisting: “Promotion is in our own hands.
Lee Clark’s side might be fifth in the current standings, but Kay is confident that come May 5, when the regular League I season ends with Yeovil’s visit, they will be in one of the two automatic berths.
His belief is based on the quality of the squad, the experience gained from two play-off campaigns and the fact that most of Town’s promotion rivals have still to come to the Galpharm.
But while Saturday, February 4 (MK Dons), Tuesday, February 14 (Sheffield United), Saturday March 24 (Charlton) and Saturday, April 7 (Sheffield Wednesday) are red-letter days on the calendar, Kay says the current focus is on the quick return meeting with Martin Allen’s Notts, who were beaten 2-1 in West Yorkshire on November 19.
“Taking it one game at a time is a philosophy which has served us well,” said the versatile former Tranmere man who won promotion from League I with Barnsley in 2006.
“I don’t want to look too far ahead as that can come back to bite you.
“But we have played the bulk of our rivals away and now they have got to come to our place.
“Each one of them know they will face a tough game.”