TOWN will move to sign up coach Terry Yorath on an improved contract when he returns from holiday.
The McAlpine club yesterday agreed a new three-year deal with manager Peter Jackson to keep him at the club until 2007.
Talks would have taken place simultaneously with Yorath had the 54-year-old former Wales manager not jetted off just 48 hours after Town's play-off triumph in Cardiff.
Jackson's trusted righthand man, in fact, missed the club's open-topped bus ride through Huddersfield and the civic reception hosted by Kirklees Council because he was away.
So, too, were seven of the senior squad because they'd been told they could book holidays as soon as was convenient after the final against Mansfield, which was won 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out.
Loan keeper Paul Rachubka was first away on the Tuesday morning and left the Millennium Stadium early to travel back to London for his flight.
Yorath has played an important part in Town's success this term and he works well with Jackson.
His training routines have been enjoyed by the squad and his experience has proved a boon.
"We will be talking with Terry when he's back," confirmed Town's chief executive Andrew Watson.
"He and the rest of the football staff have done an excellent job alongside Peter and we hope they can all build on the excellent work of the last 12 months."
Meanwhile, Town continue to be busy with season-ticket sales.
The cut-price offer finishes on Friday and the offices will be closed over the weekend for processing postal applications.
Sue Beaumont, the ticket office manager, said: "People can post applications through our door up to the close on Friday and they will be dealt with. We've had a tremendous response and a lot of new adult tickets have been sold."