Wagner eyeing Cup lift

06 February 2018 09:24:08 EST

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner is hoping a win in their FA Cup replay at Birmingham City will give his side a lift for the Premier League relegation battle.

After positive start to the season, which included a victory over Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium, it has since been a tough run for the West Yorkshire outfit.

The Terriers only have one win their last 10 outings and that came against Championship side Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

The run of form has seen them drop to second from bottom in the Premier League standings, and Wagner hopes that a win at St Andrew's will inject some confidence back into his squad as they edge towards the business end of the season.

"Every win in every competition helps bring a positive mood or positive atmosphere, even if we try to keep it as positive as we can when we concede defeats," he said.

"We know exactly what we have to do and exactly what we want to do. We are focused on our day-to-day work and will try our best.

"We like to compete and be successful against Birmingham away.

"We have a lot of respect for what they have done but the expectation is that we win because we are the Premier League side."

Huddersfield are 13/8 to win, 2/1 to draw and 11/5 to lose at Birmingham.

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