TOWN have started their build-up to the League I play-off final with a team-bonding trip.
The coaching staff and players headed off yesterday to a secret venue, and will be back in Huddersfield on Monday as the countdown to their big Old Trafford clash with Peterborough a week tomorrow continues.
The three-night stopover will take in training and other activities, and manager Lee Clark explained: “It’s all about keeping the group together.
“We’ve had fantastic spirit within the club all through the season, and that was shown by the fact that the likes of Graham Carey, Nathan Clarke and Robbie Simpson all came to lend their support at the second leg against Bournemouth last Wednesday.
“They’ve all played their part in what we’ve achieved so far and were as pleased as the lads who were involved in the game to see us make the final.
“But we’re all very aware that nothing has been achieved yet, and we’re all ready to put in some hard work between now and the match.
“It’s about getting the right balance between rest, relaxation and preparation, and the trip we’re on at the moment is the start of that.”
It’s likely that Sir Alex Ferguson will be at Old Trafford to watch the big game, but son Darren, the Peterborough boss, won’t be at Wembley for Manchester United’s Champions League final showdown against Barcelona the night before.
Ferguson Jnr, whose team beat MK Dons 2-0 on Thursday for a 4-3 aggregate semi-final win, said: “I’ve played at Old Trafford, my dad works there obviously and it is a great arena.
“I won’t be going to the Champions League final now but he can come to our game and hopefully we both win and it’s a lovely weekend for us all.”