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Terriers chairman backing Clark

Dean Hoyle
Hoyle took over as Terriers chairman from Ken Davy in May

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle says his support for manager Lee Clark has never wavered.

Town endured a run of six matches without a win before Saturday's 4-0 victory over Exeter City.

"Lee and his team are obsessed with getting this club right and as a chairman that's what you want to see," Hoyle told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I never thought of getting rid of Lee, he is at a different level and he works 24/7 for this club."

Huddersfield's poor run saw them slip out of the League One play-off spots and they also got knocked out of the Johnstone's Paint trophy by League Two side Chesterfield, leading to criticism from some fans.

Hoyle explained: "When we lose it hurts him, his team, the players and it hurts me, but that gives me reassurance because if it didn't hurt I'd be worried.

"When you see what Lee does behind the scenes and watch training it's all at a different level from what we've had before.

"To be honest Lee is probably working too many hours, and I've spoken to him about it because he needs to take some more time off. But he is desperate not to let anyone down.

"I've not lost any sleep over the recent run and the reason for that is simple, I am confident that the squad of players that Lee has spent my money on is very good.

"They are individually talented and what Lee now has to do is turn them into a good team.

"I'd be more concerned if he's spent the money on poor players, but that's not the case here."



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