Martin Cranie says the Huddersfield Town squad are determined to give their fans some festive cheer.

The 29-year-old defender says the ‘video nasty’ from Brentford was painful to watch but Town can’t afford to dwell on the 4-2 defeat.

Preston visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday before Town head to London for a Monday meeting with QPR at Loftus Road, and David Wagner got preparations under way with a double training session at PPG Canalside.

Town were watched by 1,004 travelling fans at Griffin Park and Cranie knows they will turn out in force again this holiday.

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“We have a busy period coming up, so we have to make sure we don’t dwell on the result (from Brentford) and look forward to the next game,” said Cranie.

“We had good support (down there) and we let them down.

“Everyone is trying their best and it’s not like we are trying to make mistakes. But we couldn’t get grips with Brentford quick enough.”

Cranie is still at pains to explain why Town didn’t get out of the blocks and found themselves three down in half an hour.

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“We gave ourselves an uphill battle in giving away three goals, we didn’t start at all,” he said.

“The second-half was better but it was too late by then. We let them play too easily.

“We shot ourselves in the foot. We were sloppy and were not at it as a team in the first-half. You can’t do that at any level.

“There’s only ourselves to blame. Brentford took their chances but we helped them. It’s not good enough. We couldn’t get to grips with them.

“We’ve looked at what went wrong and will try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Cranie added: “If you ask their players they will say it was the easiest half they have played all season.

“We didn’t get tight at all. It was the worst we have played.”