Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has told his players they have to maintain the belief that they can escape the threat of Premier League relegation this season.
The Terriers lie in 18th place in the table following a damaging 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Newcastle United, but Wagner says he and his squad simply have to dust themselves down and go again, with Town back in action next Saturday when they host fellow strugglers Southampton.
The German told reporters: "We absolutely have to believe that we can turn this around. There have been 17 games played with not enough points, but we have a lot of games to play where we can show we can turn this.
"If you don't believe, then you shouldn't even start the competition. The most important thing is that we believe and that we get our heads clear for the next challenge.
"It is not easy to keep believing when you have so many defeats, so many narrow defeats where you think do we deserve it, but my part is to keep everyone's heads held high.
"We have to make sure our performances are the same level as they have been. At the moment we are playing very well, consistently, but don't have the right result."
Town can be backed at 15/8 to defeat the Saints, while Huddersfield are 2/1 not to be relegated come the end of the season.
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