Mark Robins looked forward to Huddersfield Town’s two key Easter fixtures and said: “Let’s put talk of a relegation battle to bed.”

Town tackle Championship play-off chasers Brighton at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday afternoon before heading to struggling Yeovil on Monday.

And the manager says that with the right attitude and application there’s no reason why his side can’t snap a sequence of three successive defeats, and nine matches without a win.

“They are two good games, because they have meaning for all the sides involved,” said Robins, whose team are five places and six points above the drop zone.

“For us it’s a great chance to get the points we need to ensure we don’t go into the final games looking over our shoulders.”

Brighton have won their last two matches, against Leicester and Charlton, but dropped out of the play-off places because of Reading’s draw with Leicester on Monday.

“We know they will be desperate to get three points and hope results elsewhere go their way,” said Robins, who has Joel Lynch starting a two-match ban and captain Peter Clarke suspended for one game after their red cards in the 3-1 defeat at Derby.

 

“That’s for them to think about, for us it’s about how to beat a good team who play an expansive type of game.

“Brighton are busy on and off the ball, and they like to press when the opposition are in possession.

“Hard work, mental strength and concentration are crucial, because we need to keep the ball as much as possible.”

Town’s last home game was the 2-0 defeat by Ipswich last midweek and the manager added: “We need to prove that result was an aberration.

“I thought we put in a good first-half performance at Derby, before the red cards kicked in, and that gives us something to build on.”

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