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29 January 2013

Midfielder looking forward to playing his former club

Neil Danns is looking forward to taking on his former employers on Wednesday night, but knows that the Terriers are in for a tough battle.

The midfielder was ineligible to play against his parent club Leicester on the weekend and can’t wait to pull on the shirt tomorrow night.

“It was frustrating that I wasn’t allowed to be involved on the weekend and I am really looking forward to playing again tomorrow night, it has been a little stop start so far,” he told

The situation Town currently find themselves in is one that Neil has experienced before during his time at the Eagles.

“I have been here before and I am experienced enough to know how to deal with things. From negative situations you have to take the positives and the lads have all done that and I think it showed on Saturday with the performance they put in. The lads have taken to the new Manager’s ways very quickly and things are good.

“I hadn’t worked with the Manager before, but I had a chat with him yesterday and he told me that he tried to sign me for Stockport when I was in Blackburn’s reserve team. I had no idea about that, so that was nice to hear. We had a good chat and I have got nothing but respect for him; he wants to do as well as he possible can do for Huddersfield Town."

Neil added: “He is a very honest man who tells things as they are. As a player you want your manager to tell you why you aren’t playing and he isn’t the sort of person not to explain his reasons.”

Palace are well in the mix for promotion, but like the Terriers have found going tough in the league of late. 

“It is going to be a very tough game,” said Neil. “They are up near the top end of the division and are fighting for promotion. Every game is a challenge in the Championship and every team poses a threat. I think both teams are fairly evenly matched and the only difference is that they have got a couple of players who really stand out like Wilfried Zaha.

“I have a good bond with the fans at Palace after what the Club went through. There was a chance that the Club could have slipped away, but everyone stuck together and thankfully they got new owners and have pushed on. Myself, Alan Lee and Sean Scannell can all look back on that experience and use it to help drive the team out of our current situation.” 

Fans can purchase tickets on the gate tomorrow - £10 adults and £5 under-16s!

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