HUDDERSFIELD Town manager David Wagner described as “massive” his side’s clash against Cherries.

The Terriers boss is bidding to end an eight-game winless league run when Eddie Howe’s men on Sunday visit John Smith's Stadium (12noon).

Huddersfield slipped into the bottom three for the first time this season after defeat at Manchester United – their fifth straight loss in the top flight.

Wagner said: "We are totally aware this is a massive game for us but now it's not only to believe that you have the chance to stay up, now's the time where together we all have to fight to stay up.

"This not only means the squad, the dressing room, but everybody at Canalside and at the stadium.

“The whole town has to stand up and fight for Premier League survival. This is the environment we have to create.

"For us it's only one direction – try to collect points and climb the table to survive. We have to climb two positions and we have 13 games."

Midfielders Alex Pritchard and Danny Williams are set to be back in contention.

Defender Tommy Smith is ruled out after being forced off through concussion in midweek, while Christopher Schindler and Laurent Depoitre remain doubtful due to ankle injuries.