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Wagner: No pressure on Terriers


Huddersfield David Wagner

Huddersfield David Wagner

Huddersfield David Wagner

David Wagner claims Huddersfield are under much less pressure than their Premier League relegation rivals - including tomorrow's opponents West Brom.

Rock-bottom West Brom will bid to put their off-field troubles behind them at the Hawthorns, but Terriers head coach Wagner believes his club's low expectation levels give them a distinct advantage.

"It's no disadvantage that our job from day one has only been to survive," said Wagner, whose side bounced straight out of the bottom three after their recent thumping win against Bournemouth.

"After 27 games other teams with other targets and other history are in different situations. The pressure is much more on them.

"A lot of teams have already changed their manager. Managers are sacked for a reason - they have not met expectations."

Wagner insists now is a good time to play West Brom, but not because of the recent sacking of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman, nor players breaking a club curfew last week on a training camp in Barcelona. "It doesn't bother us as it's nothing we can influence. This is a good time to meet them, but not because of this. I think this it's a good time to meet them because of us," he said.