Chris Powell has called on Huddersfield Town to establish home rule as they bid to come back from a 1-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers by beating in-form Brentford at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
The Londoners head North seeking a sixth straight win after a 4-0 victory over Wolves put them third in the Championship.
But Town, who slipped to 19th as they suffered a third successive defeat in away games, are unbeaten in six outings on their own turf.
They have won three of those games, against Millwall, Blackpool and Nottingham Forest.
Now Powell, upbeat despite his side taking just one point from the last 12 available, wants a fresh scalp, explaining: “You have to make home a bit of a fortress, a place where you pick up points, because it is harder on the road.”
Powell’s first win as Town boss against Millwall was also their first at home in 12 attempts.
“The majority of your fans see you at home, so it’s very important to perform there,” added the boss.
“You really have to come out of home games with something, and we will always strive for victories.”
Craig Davies’ second-half strike did for Town at Bolton, where they had 1,962 fans in a 15,924 crowd.
Already without keeper Joe Murphy (foot) and forward Harry Bunn (thigh) for at least a fortnight, Powell also has worries over defender Joel Lynch (groin) and winger Sean Scannell (thigh).
“The game was fairly even, but ultimately it’s about taking chances that come your way,” he admitted.
“Sadly for us, the best one that came our way (for Jacob Butterfield) their keeper spread himself and made their save, while they had one in a similar position which went in.
“But Brentford will be a great game, and certainly not one we have to get ourselves up for.
“We believe we can beat them and turn this run around.”
Town’s Under 21s are in Professional Development League action against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough tonight (7.00) when striker James Vaughan may make his return to action after a lengthy absence with a calf problem.