Huddersfield Town boss Jan Siewert insists his side will not be distracted by the threat of relegation this week when they travel to take on Crystal Palace (Palace 4/9, draw 16/5, Huddersfield 13/2 – Match odds).

The Terriers will head to London this weekend with a point to prove as they look to cut the gap between themselves and 19th-placed Fulham and in the process try to stave off relegation for another week.

Huddersfield are currently bottom of the pile and 17 points from safety so could be relegated this weekend if they lose and both Burnley and Southampton pick up three points.

If relegation is confirmed in March it would be embarrassing for the West Yorkshire club but Siewert insists it has not even crossed his mind.

The German is focused on a strong display from his side as they try to cancel out Palace’s threat on the counter.

He told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner: “I’m not thinking about it. I don’t think like this. I have a game and I will try to win the game.

“I only focus on this game. I don’t care what happens in other pitches. I have said once before, I am always focusing on the future because you have to think long term as a manager.

“I want to have a vivid squad. That doesn’t mean a young squad, experience players can be vivid. I want players to play on the front foot and be aggressive.”

Despite the three-point gap, Huddersfield remain 1/7 to finish bottom but punters can back Fulham to finish 20th at odds of 4/1.

Odds subject to change.