DEAN HOYLE says Huddersfield Town must take a leaf out of Blackburn Rovers’ book as they approach today’s crunch Championship clash with Millwall.
Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat in Lancashire dumped Town back into the relegation zone ahead of the 12.30 showdown with the South Londoners.Related content
Mark Robins’ side are the lowest of three sides on 51 points – Wolves and Peterborough are the others – while Blackburn have 53.
Millwall, who are 16th with 55 points, are not yet clear of danger themselves, and owner-chairman Hoyle said: “We’re all aware just how important this game is.
“Losing at Blackburn was a bitter disappointment, especially after our excellent win at Wolves last Saturday, but we’ve no complaints.
“We both needed the points on Tuesday and they did the business when the pressure was on. Now we must follow their example.
“There’s no doubt we have the talent and quality in the squad, and the bulk of the players are fully fit. Now it’s time for them to deliver.”
Hoyle once again called for Town fans to stick with their team, adding: “They’ve been brilliant on the road in our last two games.
“This time we’re at home, and we really want to make that advantage count. Let’s stick together and do our bit to help the players.
“Winning at Wolves was a great feeling, and we know that if we can get three points today, it could end up lifting us back out of the relegation places.”
Hoyle says Town have blueprints in place for both staying up and going down, saying: “We are constantly evaluating and planning for various eventualities.
“But it’s obvious which of the plans we want to ditch, because having worked so hard to get into the Championship, we must do everything possible to stay there.”