DANNY SCHOFIELD has confirmed he still sees his future away from Town – but says he’ll be giving 100% if selected for the last two games of the season.
Lifted by the ovation given by supporters when he came of the bench during the 1-0 win over Tranmere, the long-serving 28-year-old is desperate to start at home to Walsall in League I tomorrow.
And having missed a goalscoring opportunity against Rovers – keeper Danny Coyne saved in a one-on-one – he’d love to sign off at the Galpharm with a goal.
“It looks like this is going to be my last home game as a Town player, and I’m really hoping to figure in it,” said Schofield, who joined Town from non-league minnows Brodsworth in 1998.
“Obviously the managerial situation has altered since I made my decision to seek a new challenge next season, but that never had anything to do with it in the first place.”
The Doncaster-based midfielder, who suffered personal tragedy in August, when his younger brother Luke died in his sleep aged 22, added: “My reasons are more personal.
“I’d like to think the reaction from the fans when I came on last Saturday shows they understand that.
“I wouldn’t have blamed them if they booed me – they are very passionate about Huddersfield Town after all – so to get that kind of ovation was fantastic.
“It was one of those special moments when the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and I know my dad and older brother, who were in the crowd, were touched as well.”
Schofield, who looked lively as a stand-in striker against Tranmere, has netted 45 goals in 287 games for Town since his debut in the goalless home draw with Crewe on the final day of the 1998-99 Championship campaign.
He’d love to add to that tally against Walsall or at Luton on Saturday week, but insisted: “The team winning is the most important thing. We’ve chalked up two on the trot now and it would be great to make it four by beating Walsall and Luton.
“I’m a Huddersfield Town player until the end of the season, and if selected, I’ll be doing everything possible to make that happen.”
On his future, Schofield revealed: “I’ve had some initial talks with Yeovil, which went well, and there are a couple more clubs who have shown some interest.
“I’d like to stay in League I or play even higher, and I’m going to wait until the end of the season and take stock of my options, listen to what’s being said and make my decision
“Geography isn’t an issue. There was a time when I didn’t want to be more than 10 minutes away from my mum – her cooking’s that good! – but I realise it’s a relatively short career and you have to go to the club which is right for your career, wherever they are.”