Relief should not lead to let-up, says Robins

Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins.
Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins.
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AS almost 4,000 Leicester City fans prepare to descend on Huddersfield today in celebratory mood, manager Mark Robins has urged his Huddersfield Town side to be party-poopers.

The Terriers’ home campaign draws to a close with the visit of the Foxes, crowned champions in midweek.

Nigel Pearson’s men need just four points from their final two games to reach a century, but with Huddersfield having won just once in eight home games, Robins is adamant his players must finish strongly.

The Town chief, whose side finally ended a winless run at the 11th attempt with Easter Monday’s victory at Yeovil Town, said: “The anxiety surrounding our position left us following the win at Yeovil and we now want to go and enjoy what is still an important game against Leicester.

“We want to put down a marker that will leave the supporters wanting more ahead of next season.”

Town’s safety may be assured, but Robins is adamant that his players must not ease off either today or in the final-day trip to Watford.

He added: “There is a bit of relief around the place, but we have worked hard all season.

“There is a tendency to look on the negative side of things, but I believe that there have been a lot of positives.

“We have played some good football over the course of the season, but since the turn of the year we haven’t won enough games and picked up enough points.

“Overall, we have had a reasonably successful season and we have a platform that we can build on for next season.”

Joel Lynch returns to the squad after a two-game ban but is unlikely to win a recall, meaning he will join captain Peter Clarke –also sent off against Derby County a fortnight ago – on the bench for the visit of the Foxes.