Date: 15th February 2012 at 2:37pm
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Wednesday’s promotion rivals Huddersfield Town have today parted company with manager Lee Clark and his backroom staff.

The news comes as a shock with the Terriers placed fourth in npower League One but with chairman Dean Hoyle seemingly keen for an improvement in form with 16 matches to go this season.

Hoyle said: ‘This was a very difficult decision; one not taken lightly or in response to one result.Concerns have been raised over recent weeks.

‘Lee and his coaching staff have put their all into the job over the past three seasons and he has made a huge contribution to the Club.

‘However with 16 matches to go we still have an opportunity to achieve promotion and we have made this change with this in mind.’

Town lost 1-0 at home against Sheffield United last night and in turn fell four points behind the Blades, and the automatic promotion spots, having played a game more.