Terriers need Mooy firing to seal Premier League place, says manager

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Huddersfield Town are facing some of the biggest matches in their history, but will need their Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy at the top of his game to ensure themselves a guaranteed spot in the top flight.

The Terriers last won the first division in 1926, and will be set for a windfall of close to $300 million should they win promotion.

Former Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday are the first team to stand in their way, having last played in the top flight in 2000, but manager David Wagner has called on his team to go all out as the season draws to a close.

"We were great this season but now we must be even better," Wagner said.

"It's the same for the Town fans - I want the best energy in 45 years.

"The players are relaxed and looking forward to the games. They know what to do, so there is no pressure."

Mooy has been highlighted by his coach as one of his team's most important players after making the Championship Team of the Year and has been mentioned as a candidate for a Premier League move next season with his parent club Manchester City stating they bare keen to take a closer look at the 26 year-old during the offseason.

Until then, Huddersfield will need the best from Mooy in the playoffs, something that has not been lost on manager Wagner.

"If Aaron plays good then usually the team plays good and if Aaron plays very good then usually the team plays very good," Wagner said last month.

"He is a player who influences our game a lot."

The play-offs begin on Saturday morning when Fulham host Reading at Craven Cottage.

Source AAP