Watford v Huddersfield: Play-offs challenge is next target for Robins

Leicester City's Wes Morgan and Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells (left)during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 26, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Huddersfield. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Leicester City's Wes Morgan and Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells (left)during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 26, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Huddersfield. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
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MARK ROBINS insists progress has been made by Huddersfield Town this season despite the disappointing run-in that has brought just one win in a dozen games.

The Terriers will finish either 17th or 18th this season, an improvement on last term’s 19th place standing. Town did, though, collect 58 points in 2012-13, a tally they will not match this time around due to having just 50 with the final day trip to Watford still to play.

Despite that, Robins is adamant that the club is in a better place today than it was a year ago. “From our perspective we have achieved relative comfort in terms of safety and I am feeling a lot better than I did this time last season.

“I am happy with certain aspects of the season, but our ability to pick up results since the turn of the year has been disappointing. There have been some decent performances, but we haven’t achieved the results. And it is a results-based business.”

Town spent much of the season bobbing between the top and bottom halves of the division and it is only in recent weeks that they looked in danger of being dragged into trouble.

The absence of top scorer James Vaughan has undoubtedly been a factor in the downturn of form but Robins believes there are plenty of grounds for optimism.

He added: “Things change season by season. We got to 58 points last season and were still in danger of going down, whereas this season we were safe on 50 points with a few games to go.

“It will be different next season and I don’t want to be fighting at the bottom end of the league. I want to be trying to get a promotion.

“We want to be as high as possible and within touching distance of the play-offs.”