Mark Lillis takes Huddersfield Town into battle against Charlton on Saturday insisting: “The next manager has some fantastic young talented players to work with.”
The club chief will involve James Vaughan (calf) and Lee Peltier (groin) in senior training for an hour on Thursday as preparations begin for the John Smith’s Stadium clash.
Spirits are high following the 2-1 victory at Reading and, while former Addicks boss Chris Powell has jumped to the top of the betting to be Dean Hoyle’s next appointment, Lillis is focused on events at PPG Canalside.
“When I was having five minutes to gather my thoughts, I was thinking about what great young talent we have for a Championship club,” said Lillis, who will check on latest injury concern Danny Ward (back).
“You look at Smithies, Smith, Wallace, Coady, Butterfield, Bunn, Wells, Holmes, Sinnott, Crooks and others in the squad at Reading and it’s a great situation to be in.
“I said to them ‘these are the best days of your lives, you are playing Championship football and deservedly so’, because they are good players.
“We have a very together young group now who hang on your every word and want to do well.
“I’m not saying another couple of experienced heads and voices wouldn’t help us because I’ve been there and done that and, as a club, you are always looking to strengthen things, but whoever takes this group on has got some good characters and talent to work with.
“There are no big-time Charlies among our young lads, they all want to play well and work hard and I’ll give them every encouragement I can.”