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We're not safe yet, warns Wagner

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303   //    14 Apr 2018, 23:33 IST
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Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has warned against complacency after his side moved seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a dramatic 1-0 win over Watford.

The Terriers looked to be heading for a sixth straight game without a win before substitute Tom Ince slotted home in the 91st minute on Saturday to seal a precious three points.

With a run-in that sees them face Everton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, Wagner knows how important it was to get points on the board and pointed out the importance of gaining momentum ahead of those daunting fixtures.

Asked if they were safe from relegation, he told BBC Sport: "I have no idea, nobody knows.

"We need further points, the job isn't done, but with this performance, the players are very focused and sharp, we have good momentum and that is exactly what we need.

"It was a fantastic finish, and a great afternoon for us. It was very emotional; the game was very weary with not a lot of clear-cut chances for both teams.

"I am pleased with our defensive shape. Then we have this magic moment and all the emotions come out. I am so pleased for the players and the fans who pushed us and I am glad we gave them something to celebrate."

Ince has endured a difficult season since joining from Derby County, with his late strike against the Hornets just his second in the league for the Terriers.

The 26-year-old knows how important his goal is in Town's fight for survival and is confident they have what it takes to preserve their top-flight status.

"We don’t smell it, we believe in it,” he said.

"We have a massive game in the week after [against Everton], then the big boys. If we are safe by then, great, but we have to keep working and hopefully take some confidence going into the home game next week."

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