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WATCH: Mel Booth speaks to Huddersfield Town's new manager Chris Powell and his assistant Alex Dyer

The 44-year-old hopes his side can put a difficult start to the season behind them


Chris Powell wants Huddersfield Town to "move forward" after being appointed as the club's permanent manager.

Powell succeeds Mark Robins after he left the club in the wake of a 4-0 opening-day defeat to Bournemouth and the former Charlton Athletic boss wants his side to put a difficult start to the campaign well and truly behind them.

"I want us to move forward as much as we can," Town's new manager told the Examiner.

"We want to be competitive in the league and in the cup because you never know where it can lead.

"I know that it's a league where lots of teams are very similar, similar squads similar budgets but I want us to do as well as we can.

"We know we are going to have some highs and some lows, that's the nature of the game, but it's about us moving forwards, trying to progress and see where it takes us.

"The last two seasons have been tough but we have remained a Championship side, of course that's something we have to make sure we tick off, but who knows where we could be with 10 games to go.

"I want the supporters to back the team, I know they do it, I've been told that and I have seen it myself and I want them to be proud of their team.

"I want us to be competitive and give ourselves a chance in each and every game and attack because that's why the fans come but also they want to see that when the team is not doing so well they show commitment, real spirit and battle through it.

"I think that's important, the fans won't accept that and I won't accept that."

To hear more from the Terriers' new manager and his assistant Alex Dyer, watch the video above.

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