Michael Duff was part of a “world-class environment” at Burnley and is determined to build something similar at Huddersfield.

Duff took charge at the John Smith’s Stadium earlier this summer following the Terriers’ relegation from the Championship.

The 46-year-old, who won three promotions with the Clarets during his playing career, started his management journey in the youth set-up at Turf Moor.

The former Northern Ireland defender went on to have promising spells at Cheltenham and Barnsley, guiding the latter to the League One play-off final at Wembley.

He got his first taste of Championship management with Swansea last term but things didn’t go to plan at the Welsh club.

Duff has reunited with former Burnley team-mate Martin Paterson, who recently had a stint in charge at Burton.

The Huddersfield boss told Yorkshire Post: "I played at Burnley a long time and the one thing that they had there was a world-class environment. They didn’t have great players, with respect.

"But there was a by-product of the environment and I went to a much smaller club and created that same thing and started winning games.

"The same thing happened at Barnsley. It’s can you instil that and that it’s no flash in the pan. You need a bit of substance behind the results.

"Saturday at three is a window into your working week. That’s when the supporters see what have you been doing in the week and if you are doing it properly for long enough, the result looks after itself.”

It looks set to be a tough season in the third tier for Duff and company, with Birmingham and Rotherham also relegated from the Championship while Stockport and 'Hollywood' Wrexham won promotion from League Two.

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