PETER JACKSON today reflected on the win against Blackpool and confirmed: "It was one of my proudest days as Town manager!"
Jackson started eight Academy products in the vital 1-0 victory - Luke Beckett's sixth goal in as many games on loan lifting Town to 14th, nine points above the drop zone.
While Jackson plans to appeal against the sending-off of Chris Brandon - he is due to start a three-match ban at Tranmere tomorrow night (7.45) - the manager was delighted with a team whose average age was 21.27 years!
"I've had some fantastic days as manager of this football club, but Saturday was among the proudest," said Jackson, who has Pawel Abbott back from suspension for the trip to Prenton Park and is checking on injuries.
"The young players were a credit to me, to the fans and to Huddersfield Town with their commitment and effort.
"When we needed to, they defended with their lives and the workrate was unbelievable.
"It was a big pressure match for us, but they stood up to that pressure superbly and achieved a massive result.
"Considering what was at stake and the fact it was only our second clean sheet in 25 League games, I couldn't have been happier with them - and I certainly slept well on Saturday night!"
Jackson was carrying out a roll call today - he had only 17 fit players to select from following Danny Schofield's late withdrawal through illness - and he's hoping Brandon can be included.
"I've seen it on the video and Chris definitely has his shirt pulled, so hopefully we can appeal against it and get the ban lifted," he said.