Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson aims to shock Leicester City
Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson said his side will show no fear when they face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.
The former City captain brings his Terriers side to face City on the back of a nine game winless streak which has seen them pick up just five points.
The Terriers have only claimed one point away from home against any of the top 11 clubs.
However, they did pick up a morale-boosting draw on their last away trip at promotion chasers Crystal Palace, and Grayson is convinced his side can match that performance.
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"It will be a very tough task for us," he said.
"They have a very good squad and it looks likely that they will recruit a couple of players in time for the game on New Year's Day.
"We will go there with one defeat in five looking to perform an upset.
"Everyone will be expecting Leicester to win the game, but we have got players here who have shown what they can do already this season."
"Playing away from home may help. We showed at Palace what we could do and that we aren't frightened of taking on the big boys.
"We will go to Leicester and be positive in our approach and try and get the win."
Huddersfield, who have not beaten City in Leicester for 58 years, may be on a slide of late but Grayson believes they can have a better second half to the campaign.
"Starting 2013 with a win would be nice and I hope that if we do we can kick on and get a little run going," he added.
"The main aim for 2013 is to carry on moving the football club and to keep making it better and better each month.
"Huddersfield Town is a positive football club and one that is certainly on the up. Dean (Hoyle, the chairman) and I want to keep taking the club forward as quickly as possible."
Striker Jermaine Beckford, on loan at Huddersfield from City, is ineligible to play.
Grayson also has injury concerns over right-back Jack Hunt (knee), full-back Calum Woods (groin) and winger Danny Ward (knee).
Striker Alan Lee is available after a serving a three-match ban.