SIMON GRAYSON says Saturday's big West Yorkshire derby matters just as much to Leeds United as it does to Huddersfield Town.
Leeds fans love to refer to the match as Town's "cup final", but ex-Leeds boss Grayson insisted: "As much as they like to play it down, believe me, they will be devastated if they lose."
Grayson is hoping for a good reception from both sets of supporters in a match which, with Neil Warnock in charge of Leeds, pitches both bosses against their former clubs.
"It's an unusual situation in that both myself and Neil won promotion from League I while with the club we are trying to beat on Saturday, and I think we both helped the clubs progress in our time there.
"Both of us will be trying as hard as we can to get three points, and while the atmosphere will be partisan, hopefully there will some respect shown by both sets of fans."
It's all-ticket at the John Smith's Stadium, with more than 20,000 expected. Leeds have sold all their allocation.