MARK Lillis will emerge from a "whirlwind" 48-hours to lead tomorrow's bid for a Huddersfield Town FA Cup victory over Leicester.
The popular former player and now Academy manager has joined forces with Development Coach Steve Eyre and Academy Coach Frankie Bunn to prepare the side for the fourth round clash after Town parted company with manager Simon Grayson on Thursday.
"It's been a busy time but that's football," sayd Lillis. "I'm just focusing on tomorrow's game and it will be an honour to be in charge.
"It's a tall order because Leicester are a very good side, who are doing well in the Championship but we've had a great response from the players in training.
"I know from experience that if you put a shift in the fans here will be fully behind you and we are going to give it our best shot."
Lillis revealed that Grayson held a farewell meeting with the players before yesterday's training session.
Meanwhile Peter Clarke firmly denied suggestions of disharmony among the squad saying: "I'm in and around the dressing room every day and there's been nothing of that nature".