EFL legend 'disappointed' at Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth and Blackburn relegation rival

Birmingham City comfortably beat Huddersfield Town in October. Blues must repeat the feat to ensure Championship survival. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)Birmingham City comfortably beat Huddersfield Town in October. Blues must repeat the feat to ensure Championship survival. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)
Birmingham City comfortably beat Huddersfield Town in October. Blues must repeat the feat to ensure Championship survival. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images) | Getty Images
One of Huddersfield Town’s former managers believes things should have gone differently this season.

Neil Warnock has cast doubts on whether Huddersfield Town have enough to survive ahead of their relegation six pointer with Birmingham City.

Warnock was one of three managers or head coaches that Huddersfield have employed this season. He continued over from last season after guiding the Terriers to safety but was asked to leave his post in September. At the time of Warnock's departure, Huddersfield were 21st and had four points from a possible 15 in their opening five matches.

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Huddersfield opted to appoint Darren Moore who had been out of work after leading Sheffield Wednesday to promotion via the League One play-offs. Moore was far from a success and picked up just three wins from 23, and departed for Port Vale, where he suffered relegation at the weekend.

German boss André Breitenreiter was named as Moore’s successor in February, but he looks unable to stave off the threat of relegation. They are second from bottom and three points adrift of safety ahead of their final two matches.

Speaking to Benjamin Bloom on his YouTube channel, Warnock said: "I’m disappointed to see where Huddersfield are because when I left them in September, I said I’d do a season for them and I thought if I took them to January, we’d almost be safe by then, and then a new manager could come in.

"It didn’t work out. I was asked to leave in September and the decisions that they’ve made haven’t been the correct ones. They’ve really gone the other way.

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"I’m disappointed because I think the squad’s a good squad, me. I’m hoping they can still claw their way out of it. But it’s going to be very difficult.”

Huddersfield play Birmingham City at home at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, April 27. Blues have been given an away allocation of 2,336 tickets for the fixture, and the fans will have to witness something that hasn’t been done since January, and that is a victory on the road. Birmingham have won just three away matches this season, spread out from August, December and January.

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