Huddersfield. A club in crisis.

Last updated : 24 January 2003 By Michael Morris
Mick Wadsworth will still be in charge of Huddersfield when City play them tomorrow as the board cannot afford to sack him.

Terriers Chairman David Taylor said

"I met with the manager on Tuesday night specifically to sack him. We had a lengthy meeting, which was amicable, where we tried to negotiate compensation. The manager was not seeking the full compensation amount but, as it transpired, the amount agreed could not be funded by the Board. So, basically, we could not afford to sack him.”

I have now given the manager my full support. The going is extremely tough at the moment. When in the trenches, some are afraid to stick their head above the parapet, you need to be tough and you need tough people around you. The demonstrations were there for all to see at the last home game and some people were conspicuous by their absence.”

The failure of the club to sack Wadsworth has led to the resignation of two of the clubs directors this week.

Huddersfield were a play off team last season. Their decline has been spectacular.

Cardiff must go there tomorrow and show no compassion to their plight. As tragic as their circumstances are the Bluebirds players have a duty to their own cause and that's to win this game and if possible every game until promotion is acheived.

Since Wadswoth took over he's only won 5 gmes in charge. City beat them
4 - 0 at Ninian park a few weeks ago.

Huddersfield wll be fighting for their lives. Cardiff will be in a battle for sure and it will be a test for City. Alan Mahon is expected to make his debut this weekend. Willie Boland is suspended.

The result at 4:50pm on Saturday will be a good indicator. A win will show City have the spirit to go on and get promotion. Both clubs are battling for different reasons. If Huddersfield get the home victory then questions will be asked about City's desire and ability.

Come on you Blues.