Sean Scannell would be happy to see Mark Lillis manage Town on a permanent basis.

The 23-year-old wide man has thrived under the stand-in team chief’s guidance.

Many believe he has produced his best run of consecutive performances since coming to the club from Crystal Palace two years ago.

Scannell, in the final year of his Town contract, has been linked with Championship rivals Millwall, who last week made a bid for the Croydon-born player

But Town say the indications are he wants to stay put in West Yorkshire.

Town might be 20th in the table after defeat at Watford, but Scannell, who made his fourth start of the season in all competitions, insists they have the ability to push for the play-offs.

“I would be more than happy if Mark Lillis got the (manager’s) job,” he said.

“The games we have lost have been tough ones, like Cardiff and Watford away and Nottingham Forest at home.

 

“But we beat Reading away and could and should have beaten Charlton when we only had ten men.

“Since he has come in, I think we have got better.”

Keeper Alex Smithies, who returned to the side at Watford to maintain his league ever-present record, last week highlighted the role Lillis has played in Scannell’s upturn in form.

“As an individual I am more than happy with having Mark in charge,” continued Scannell.

Huddersfield Town caretaker manager Mark Lillis salutes the fans at the end of the match
Huddersfield Town caretaker manager Mark Lillis salutes the fans at the end of the match
 

“With Steve Thompson, Steve Eyre and Mark as a team leading us, we are happy, and as an individual I feel I am getting
better and better.”

Holme Valley-based Scannell was alongside Radi Majewski and Harry Bunn as part of an attacking trio which played behind James Vaughan and caused Watford plenty of problems.

“I thought we did well and everything was looking good at 2-2, but then our mistake let them get back in front,” added Scannell.

“Mistakes like that can cost you, especially against teams like Watford, who have a number of clinical finishers in their ranks.

“It’s only the start of the season, we just have to keep working hard and I know we can do it.

“We are not a bad team and I think we can be up there.”