Chris Powell saluted Huddersfield Town’s character for Championship battle and today promised the fans: “We’re not here just to make up the numbers.”

The manager was delighted to extend Town’s unbeaten run to six matches in the 2-2 draw at Ipswich and happier still with the never say die attitude which rescued them from two down at Portman Road.

 

Nahki Wells’ double to take his season’s tally to eight - on his return to the side after two games on the bench - came after Powell abandoned Plan A and threw on wingmen Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell.

At the time Town were trailing to goals from Tommy Smith and Christophe Berra and Powell admitted: “The subs brought a spark and that’s exactly what I was hoping they would do.

“Earlier on in the season I was looking at the bench and I thinking we didn’t have impact to put on, but now we are getting there and one or two have really stepped up to the mark.

“the players have set a standard and I have told them not to fall below it and, if possible, to punch a bit higher, because we are not here just to make up the numbers.

“we are here to drive forward as a team and as a football club and while I know it was tough for everyone in the early games, when I wasn’t here, in what is a tough and relentless league, we are smiling now, we are enjoying training, enjoying each other’s company and trying to make ourselves a really competitive side.

“I’ve told them to go and over-achieve - why not?”