David Wagner has set sights on sealing play-off spot this weekend, not chasing down Newcastle United

David Wagner
David Wagner

Huddersfield boss David Wagner says his side's sole focus this weekend is to seal a Championship play-off spot, not worry about closing the gap to Newcastle United.

The Terriers sit seven points adrift of the Magpies with a game in hand.

And it is conceivable that gap could be just a point this time next week, with United playing just once in the next seven days but Huddersfield ticking off two of their final four second tier encounters.

But Wagner is not concerning himself with all that just yet, ahead of this weekend's clash with in-form, high-flying Fulham.

First thing, first, though, the highly-rated boss wants to make sure his side secure a spot in the top six

And he's calling for the Terriers home support to get his fourth-placed side over the line.

David Wagner is not concerned with Rafa Benitez (above) & Newcastle

David Wagner is not concerned with Rafa Benitez (above) & Newcastle

"The biggest motivation for us on Saturday is the chance to secure a play-off spot, in front of our own fans," he said.

"For this, we will use all our energy and the energy we can get from Huddersfield fans in the stands as well.

"Fulham is the best offensive team in the Championship, but we have to find areas to hurt them. We focus on ourselves."