Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner wants his players to insulate themselves from the derby atmosphere and focus on the task at hand when they take on Leeds United on Saturday.

The Terriers will travel to Elland Road to take on Garry Monk’s men in an eagerly anticipated Yorkshire derby, and Wagner is not expecting an easy ride at Leeds despite the Whites' slow start to the season.

Huddersfield have made a great start to the campaign and are at the top of the Championship table, but the manager is expecting a typical and tight derby game at Elland Road, which will challenge his table topping side.

However, the German has urged his players to forget about the derby atmosphere and the hostile crowd they are expecting at Elland Road, and just focus on their own game to tackle Leeds.

The Huddersfield boss said in a press conference when asked about his take on the game at Leeds: “A tough game and a great atmosphere.  


“I think it will be a tight game, with a lot challenges but we have to make sure that we make a lot of good decisions at the right moments.

“We have to make sure that we remain focused on ourselves and don’t think too much about the atmosphere, stadium, and opponents.

“We have to know and prepare each individual for what to expect over there, but we have to focus on ourselves.”

Wagner’s men are the favourites going into the game, but Leeds will be desperate to put some momentum into their season with a derby win at Elland Road.