Smith vows to defy the odds

11 August 2017 01:31:59 EST
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner.

Huddersfield Town captain Tommy Smith is happy that the Terriers are expected to be relegated from the Premier League this season.

Town beat Reading in the Championship play-off final in May and return to the top-flight of English football for the first time since 1972.

Huddersfield, 11/8 to be relegated, start the season with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday, and can be backed at 4/1 to beat the Eagles.

"People didn't expect anything from us last season and look what we achieved," said Smith.

"We are more than happy for people to write us off and more than happy to be the underdogs, that's absolutely fine. But as long as we go about our business in the right way, which I'm sure we will, then I see no reason why we can't give it a good go.

"We've got a good squad and good togetherness, and all of the attributes that we had last season I think will continue into this season.

"We know it will be tougher but we see no reason why we can't stake a claim to definitely stay in the league and progress higher up it."

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