Huddersfield Town need to go on winning run - Grayson

Simon Grayson points the way for Leeds United
Simon Grayson points the way for Leeds United
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New Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson admits a League One automatic promotion slot is firmly in his sights as a new dawn begins at home to Exeter tomorrow.

Twenty-four days after being sacked by Leeds United, Grayson’s first assignment as Terriers boss is the visit of the fifth-bottom Grecians – on paper an appetising starter to his tenure.

And while Town look to be facing a tall order in chasing top two Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United, Grayson, pictured above, insists an automatic promotion berth is this season’s aim.

“You’ve got to set your aims that high,” said Grayson, who has replaced Lee Clark following the Geordie’s shock dismissal.

“Obviously, Sheffield United are in a very good position along with Charlton but you know what it’s like come the business end of the season – anything can happen. You need to get on a run.

“I have achieved promotion twice from League One and left my two former clubs in better states than when I first joined them.

“Huddersfield Town offers me another fantastic opportunity to do that again. Hopefully we will achieve promotion this year. If not, we will go again next year.

“All my focus is on taking Huddersfield Town there to the Championship and hopefully that’s sooner rather than later.”

Town approach the Grecians clash seven points adrift of the second-placed Blades and 14 behind leaders Charlton who have played a game more.

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