DEAN HOYLE makes no bones about the fact his priority after the play-off final will be to sort a new long-term contract for manager Lee Clark.
While many of the players have committed to the club for several years – including influential skipper Peter Clarke – the club chairman is keen to continue that trend with the staff.
Boss Clark, in the final year of his initial three-year deal, has talked positively about remaining at the Galpharm, although both he and the chairman have been keen to leave the detail until after tomorrow’s big date against Peterborough at Old Trafford.
With the chance of Championship football just 24 hours away, however, Hoyle explained why he’s keen to keep things progressing as they are.
"All the board and the management work well together," he said.
"Nigel Clibbens, Sean Jarvis, Ann Hough, myself, Lee Clark, Terry McDermott and the rest, we all work well together and we are a young team who connect.
"We are honest, we don’t leave ourselves under any illusions and we get on with the job.
"I’m quite a hard task master, but Lee knows what I want.
"He knows I want a team with desire and will to win, and the team Lee has assembled has shown nothing less than what I want.
"I always say nobody gets shot for trying in life and, as I’ve said before, there is more desire in this Town team than I can ever remember.
"They want it. They are desperate to deliver for all of us and the players want to be part of what’s going on at Huddersfield Town long term.
"Lee and myself also have a good working relationship. We speak all the time and Lee speaks to the board, but it’s all quite informal.
"We have board meetings, obviously, but we all know what is happening day by day, hour by hour."
It’s all part of ensuring Town are on the right tracks for future success both on and off the pitch and Hoyle is positive.
"We are in great shape and moving forward," he added.
"If we are fortunate enough to do the job against Peterborough, the team we have now is in a fantastic position to drive on.
"You just have to look at the ones who were promoted last season (Norwich City, Leeds United and play-off winners Millwall). With a few tweaks, look how well they have performed.
"We are unbeaten in 27 matches and if we can add another, there is no reason why we can’t carry that on in the higher division and perform admirably.
"The players want to stay together because they love Huddersfield Town, they love the fans and they love the atmosphere around the place.
"When people like Gary Roberts and Lee Peltier say they’ve never heard anything like it when we played Bournemouth at the Galpharm last week, then you know it must have been good.
"And when you add on top of that the fact Lee Clark said it was the best atmosphere ever – and he’s played for Newcastle and Sunderland – and that the place was absolutely rocking, then it’s unbelievable."