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Boss David Wagner faces the media at PPG Canalside ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at home to Swansea City (kick-off 3pm).

The John Smith's Stadium fixture begins a make-or-break period for the Terriers with clashes against fellow relegation rivals in the forthcoming few weeks.

They face a resurgent Swansea side under new boss Carlos Carvalhal, picking up 17 points from the Portuguese's first nine games at the helm.

Wagner is expected to provide an injury update on Alex Pritchard, Jon Gorenc Stankovic , Elias Kachunga and Aaron Mooy as well as talk about the upcoming crucial run of fixtures.

Check out our Live Blog from today's press conference courtesy of Ben Abbiss with Sports Editor Mel Booth and Football Writer Blake Welton down at the training ground to ask the all important questions.

That's all folks

The press conference winds down. That last line from Williams was a memorable one. Is there any higher praise than being called a Terrier - I’m sure Hogg will be pretty chuffed.

On playing next to Jonathan Hogg

DW: It’s just like playing next to a dog. He’s always chasing the ball like a Terrier and I always used to hate playing against Town before signing here - especially because of him.

Danny Williams philosophy

Ups and downs

DW: Swansea away was a low point but times change and we are at home now. If someone said at the start of the season we would be in this position then we would have taken it.

Important to stay grounded for important matches

DW: They are big games but I don’t think we should make them any bigger than they already are. But now we focus on this one tomorrow and it’s about picking up the 3 points.

Enjoying life as a Terrier

DW: There is a great buzz around the whole club, this is a completely different atmosphere to what I’m used to at other clubs. I played a different way to how I did at Reading in the beginning, a bit deeper but now I have been playing further forward which is what I am used to and prefer.

Focus on ourselves

DW: We don’t focus on other clubs, just ourselves and that has been a big strength all season.

Competition for places is healthy

DW: We are all happy with the competition for places and it’s all about the team, not the individual.

Opposition players don't like coming to the John Smiths stadium

DW: Speaking to my friends in other teams, no-one likes coming to Huddersfield Town.

Big game but the team is confident

DW: It’s an important game and we have shown we can beat anyone.

Danny Williams steps up

The team winning is more important than individuals

DW: Everybody would like to start this game but everyone wants to win more and that is the character of this club and the togetherness of the squad.

Praise for Carvalhal

DW: I think Carlos Carvalhal has shown he is able to improve a football club and shown his adaptability from Sheffield Wednesday to Swansea City.

Town need the fans more than ever

DW: It will be a time when our atmosphere at home really counts. We have to be there in numbers. Other managers have said to me we have one of the best atmospheres in the Premier League. I ask our supporters to go to the next level because the home games are very important.

It's a big THREE pointer

DW: The media will use the phrase ‘six pointer’ and they have called it that for many other games and will continue to do so. For me it is just another opportunity to collect three points.

"It’s not Carlos vs David"

DW: It’s not Carlos vs David but I am happy to see him again and deserves his Premier League chance. I expect a good game between two teams in good form.

Tomorrow is huge but the team and the fans can win it

DW: We are aware of how important this game is, just the chance to get another crucial win in front of our own fans in an incredible atmosphere. We are confident of hitting out top performance tomorrow.

Survival is "in our hands" ahead of key games

DW: It makes no sense to think about the next four games just the fact it is in our own hands.

Not such good news for Kongolo and Hefele

DW: Terence Kongolo will be out for the next two games with an injury he picked up at Tottenham and Michael Hefele is out for 6-8 weeks after an operation on his Achilles.

Mooy and Kachunga training and Mooy could play

DW: Aaron Mooy may not be able to play 90 minutes at the highest level but he could be involved from the start still.

Flo signing long term

DW: It was very good to get the signing and we were happy to get him tied down because what he has shown he would probably be worth more now.

On Sleep Out tonight

DW: I won’t be doing it tonight because of the game tomorrow but I hope they raise a lot of money and it shows there is more to life than football.

David Wagner takes his seat

Danny Williams to face the media

Danny Williams is due to face the media alongside manager David Wagner. The two are scheduled to sit down in less than ten minutes...

Swans danger man

Jordan Ayew has been voted Swansea’s player of the month for February. He’s had a revival under Carlos Carvalhal, scoring and assisting. Let’s hope he manages neither tomorrow.

The view from Swansea

Steve Carroll, editor of ‘Swansea Oh Swansea’ fanzine, has had his say ahead of the the relegation clash.

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Swansea City fans show their support during the Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion.
Swansea City fans show their support during the Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Welcome

I’m Ben Abbiss and I will be bringing you all the latest from Canalside with Sports Editor Mel Booth and Football Writer Blake Welton at the press conference as David Wagner speaks to the awaiting media.