HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Lee Clark will not give up the chase to catch League I leaders Brighton while his side are still mathematically in the hunt.

Speaking at Friday morning's Press conference Clark, who takes his side to face Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park tomorrow, said: "Until the statistics say that they can't be caught then we are going to keep going for Brighton.

"But I think all the clubs at the top will be looking to do that. Gus Poyet has done a great job, but I am sure that all the clubs will be aiming to get up with them while that is still a mathematical possibility."

And Clark felt that none of the teams in the shake up for promotion and play-off places would be likely to let the pace slip.

"We have got points while others have games in hand, but the simple fact is that we are going very strongly as are Southampton, Peterborough and MK Dons - and I think Bournemouth still have a say in it too," said Clark.

"They are all good quality sides with good players in their squads and hopefully we will not be the ones to falter and drop points.

"But at this stage you have to see all the teams around us as threats."

Clark will still be without keeper Alex Smithies - along with long-term absentees Damien Johnson and Anthony Pilkington - due to a knee injury but Town could have full back Gary Naysmith back in the frame as he too looks to overcome a knee problem and Antony Kay could be in line to return to the matchday squad against his former club.