HUDDERSFIELD Town chairman Dean Hoyle has confirmed a review is under way after reports that an MK Dons player was physically attacked as fans spilled onto the pitch at full time last night.

As Huddersfield Town fans ran on the pitch to celebrate their aggregate victory over MK Dons in the play-off semi-final, reports suggest MK's former Leeds United man Alan Smith was punched and kicked.

Dons coach Karl Robinson ran onto the pitch in a bid to protect his player. Police and stewards also moved in.

“I grabbed Alan and got him in the tunnel after he was spat at, punched and kicked,” said Robinson after the game.

“Alan defended himself. He said it was typical of the reaction he gets at places like this. One or two idiots spoiled what was a wonderful spectacle. Huddersfield deserve tremendous credit and so do their fans but one or two mean the talking point is not just the game."

In a statement today Huddersfield Town said: "As is normal after every home game, a post-match review is undertaken in conjunction with the club, stadium operator KSDL, safety team and the police.

"Following the final whistle of the match last night an incident involving fans on the pitch and MK Dons player Alan Smith has been widely reported. This review has already started and is looking into the matter very closely with all the relevant authorities."

In the statement Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: "Last night was a great occasion for everyone involved at the club. It is upsetting that the tremendous achievement in reaching the final has been tarnished. It goes without saying we will look very closely at what occurred.

“I am not going to prejudice the outcome but personally, as Chairman of the club, I unequivocally condemn the actions of any so-called supporter who engages in any form of anti-social or violent behaviour.

"Whether it’s on a major occasion like last night or not, there is no place for them being connected with our club in any way, shape or form – full stop. We have imposed life bans before and if required will do so again.

“The real Huddersfield Town supporters made the difference last night and I would like to thank all of them for their tremendous backing on a night to remember.”

Huddersfield Town has requested that anyone with any information on events at the final whistle to contact Operations Director Ann Hough by email at

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said they had received no complaints relating to the incident.

To see a gallery of Huddersfield Town fans celebrating at the final whistle, click here