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New Huddersfield Town boss's son breaks job news on Twitter plus fans' reaction

THERE was a warm welcome from Huddersfield Town fans to news of Simon Grayson’s appointment.

THERE was a warm welcome from Huddersfield Town fans to news of Simon Grayson’s appointment.

And leading the way was the new manager’s own son.

Joe Grayson, who plays for Blackburn Rovers, tweeted late yesterday: “It's all done, Dad is now the manager of Huddersfield Town, Congratulations.”

Robert Pepper, a Town supporters’ official, said: “When I heard about the sacking of Lee Clark, one of the first names I thought of was Simon Grayson.

“He has a good track record at our level and I don’t think his sacking from Leeds United should be a reflection on him.

“I know there is anti-Leeds feeling but we must rise above that. Managers don’t carry that sort of baggage and he’s coming to our club with a job to do.”

Steve King chairman of the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association, said: “It’s a good appointment as long as he can take us up.

“There will be a few who don’t like his Leeds links but we have to look past that and wish him well. He has a proven track record.”

Fans’ websites were swamped with messages, many supporting the appointment.

Benjamin Wilkes tweeted: “Simon Grayson is the new Huddersfield Town manager. Let's get behind him and the lads now, 16 games to go! UTT”.

Archibald Grant posted: “Simon Grayson, congratulations on his appointment as head coach of Huddersfield Town! Good luck, manager!”

Martin Pickup said: “Unconvinced that Simon Grayson is the right man for #htafc. Will carry on supporting home & away though.”

Danny Bostock said: “Good luck to him. I firmly believe both clubs have improved their chances of promotion.”

There were similar sentiments from Jordan Firth who said: “Good luck to Simon Grayson. I'm sure he'll do a good job at Huddersfield”.

And Tom Birkhead said: “Forget all the Leeds nonsense! Grayson is a good manager with a proven record! I'm happy with him as the new #htafc manager”.!

Even Colne Valley MP and Town fan Jason McCartney found time to get in on the act from Westminster.

He said: “Looking forward to seeing new Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson leading us to three points at home to Exeter on Saturday.”

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