Gerrard welcomes distraction

Anthony Gerrard admits Championship survival is Huddersfield's priority, but claims the FA Cup is providing a 'nice distraction'.

Last Updated: 17/02/13 at 15:11 Post Comment

Anthony Gerrard: Putting the pursuit of points to one side as Huddersfield seek

Anthony Gerrard: Putting the pursuit of points to one side as Huddersfield seek

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The Terriers are sat 18th in the second tier standings at present, just three points clear of the drop zone.

A change of management, with Mark Robins set to be drafted in from Coventry, is intended to bring about a reversal in fortune.

Robins' first task will not be to get points on the board, though, with Huddersfield - who saw off Leicester in a fourth round replay in midweek - set to entertain Premier League outfit Wigan in cup competition on Sunday.

On that tie, Gerrard said: "The lads have shown the new boss what we are capable of.

"We have put ourselves in a good light. Sunday should be good.

"I don't think the FA Cup is our main priority, because of where we are in the league, but it is a nice distraction.

"We are not in a false position, because the table doesn't lie, but we are confident we will stay up."

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