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Wagner hoping Huddersfield can get back in groove with cup victory

Huddersfield boss David Wagner hopes their FA Cup replay at Birmingham can get their season back on track.

The Terriers' only victory in the last 10 matches came in the cup at Bolton in the third round as a slump in form has seen them drop to second-bottom of the Premier League.

They have lost once in their last six meetings with the Sky Bet Championship side and Wagner accepts his team remain the favourites for the tie at St Andrews - an occasion he feels they should embrace.

"Every win in every competition helps bring a positive mood or positive atmosphere, even if we try to keep it as positive as we can when we concede defeats," he said. "We like to compete and be successful against Birmingham.

"We've a lot of respect for what they have done, but the expectation is that we win because we are the Premier League side."

A home tie against Manchester United awaits in the fifth round and Wagner would love nothing else than to repeat the feat of their surprise win over the Red Devils in October which inflicted Jose Mourinho's first defeat of the season.

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