Terriers fans have experienced heartache in the past two seasons in the play-offs, although Lee Clark has now left the Galpharm and the club were quick to pick up Grayson after the latter’s exit from Leeds.
They now have one foot in the Wembley final after a 2-0 win away to MK Dons, with Jordan Rhodes and Jack Hunt scoring the goals that delighted the 4,000 travelling supporters.
We can now expect a bumper crowd in west Yorkshire on Tuesday night and an early goal from the home side can effectively ensure that Huddersfield are lining up in the League One play-off final, with odds of 6/5 (Paddy Power free bets) available that they claim victory in ninety minutes.
A draw or even a narrow defeat will be good enough for a Town side who are a 1/12 (William Hill bookmaker) chance to reach Wembley Stadium, although those odds might look a bit skinny if the Dons can get an early breakthrough in a match where they need to attack.
Odds of 8/1 (bet365 £250 free bets) are available about the Milton Keynes side going through to the final and the visitors won’t be prepared to give up a whole season of endeavour simply to stumble at the final hurdle.
The Dons boast 10 wins on the road this term and just 5 defeats, with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw at the Galpharm in February which saw Stephen Gleeson equalise after Jamie McCombe score the opener for Huddersfield.
Another draw would suit the home side who will be looking to defend as well as the first leg and Ladbrokes offer stand-out odds of 5/2 that this one ends all square, although the Dons are a 12/5 chance (BetVictor free bets) to claim a victory which may or may not be enough to take the game to extra-time.
Fletcher will outline to his team that they need to score twice in this game and not concede any goals, with a 2-0 win available at 18/1 and stranger things have certainly happened in the play-offs.
Huddersfield have certainly lacked a killer instinct at home this season although they do possess a dangerous marksman in Jordan Rhodes and odds of 7/2 (Stan James) are available that the striker is the first name on the scoresheet yet again.
If you think Rhodes could run riot against the Dons, then the prolific forward is on offer at 20/1 (Sky Bet) to claim a hat-trick.