NEW Huddersfield Town loan signing Neil Danns says he's joined the Terriers to help push for the play-offs not to battle relegation.
The 30-year-old joined Town for the rest of the season on loan from Leicester City yesterday and said: "Once I heard that the opportunity was available, I was buzzing to get up here.”
The midfielder had spent the last two months on loan at Bristol City and the Robins were keen to keep hold of the midfielder.
Danns said: "I haven’t just come here to help the team survive in the npower Championship; I have got my eyes set on helping the team get up back towards the play-offs.
"We are still in the mix, with loads of games to play and thankfully I am feeling match fit after my loan at Bristol City. I enjoyed my time at City, but I am looking forward to this new challenge.”
Danns, a keen singer and music producer, is no stranger to many in the Town dressing room.
Alan Lee, James Vaughan and Sean Scannell were team mates of Danns at Crystal Palace, while more recently Jermaine Beckford played alongside him at Leicester.
“There are probably too many players to name that I know already. That will make the settling in period a lot smoother and quicker; I just can’t wait to get going and start playing football," said Danns.
The Liverpudlian, who normally plays in a central midfield berth, is also familiar with coach Ian Miller.
He said: “’Dusty’ brought me through as a youth team player and helped me make my debut at Blackburn. I have always kept in touch with Ian throughout the years and he is a person that I hold in high regard.
"It wasn’t just me that he helped become a professional - he helped a lot of my friends make the step up and I am looking forward to working with him again.”