David Wagner asks Huddersfield fans for 'special' atmosphere
Last Updated: 16/03/18 2:32pm
David Wagner has urged Huddersfield fans to produce an "extraordinary" atmosphere at the John Smith's Stadium to help fight off Crystal Palace.
Huddersfield can extend the gap over 18th-placed Palace to seven points with victory over them at home on Saturday.
Wagner has called on the help of their '12th man' to ensure Huddersfield can take a big step towards Premier League safety.
"In front of our crowd in the John Smith's Stadium, if there was one game in the club's history where you have to stand up and support your football club then it's tomorrow," said Wagner.
"You have to make our stadium special. This has to be a further step for all of us, on the grass and in the stands.
"It has to be extraordinary, something we have maybe never seen before because this game is a very, very interesting and exciting one.
"We can make the gap bigger between Crystal Palace and us, this is our aim that we would like to do."
Wagner offered his sympathies towards Danny Williams, who fractured his fibula in training this week and will now miss the rest of the season.
But the Huddersfield boss admitted his side have been fortunate with injuries in their first Premier League campaign, with Philip Billing, Alfie Mooy and Elias Kachunga all in contention for this weekend's game against Palace.
Wagner called on others to stand up and protect their top-flight status.
"We wish him all the best," said Wagner. "He made a huge impact for us this season, helped us a lot. He's a good character in the dressing room and on the pitch.
"We will miss him but now it's more responsibility on us to make sure he plays in the Premier League next season as well.
"It is a loss but on the other side we have to be totally honest and in this area we still have competition even if he is out.
"Nobody likes it, but this happens."
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