Grayson plays down fear factor
Simon Grayson is urging his Huddersfield side to ignore the bigger picture and play without fear against MK Dons on Saturday.
The Terriers are contesting promotion to the Championship through the end-of-season play-offs for a third consecutive season, with memories of a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Peterborough in last year's Wembley final still haunting the West Yorkshire club. In the seven campaigns in which Huddersfield have taken part in the end of season knockout competition, they have never won a semi-final tie at home, and Grayson insists his players will treat Saturday's first leg semi-final meeting at stadiummk like any other game as they bid to alleviate some pressure before Tuesday's return clash. "We need to play the game and not the occasion," Grayson said. "The build-up to the game should be no different than normal. "You need to approach the game in the same manner as any other game. "Individually, players don't need to be going out and trying new things and collectively you need to stick to what you are good at."