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By ESPN Staff

Huddersfield go into administration

Huddersfield Town have been placed into administration after a players' petition was successfully heard at Leeds High Court.

Chairman David Taylor did not make an objection to the application brought on behalf of the club's players - many of whom have not been paid in full for five months.

The Terriers, who were relegated from Division One two years agao, are thought to be £8 million in debt.

Huddersfield sacked manager Mick Wadsworth on Friday and put Mel Machin in temporary charge of the side currently bottom of Division Two.

Fans have set up a supporters' trust which it is hoped will help the club through their present difficulties and avoid the threat of liquidation after the decision.

Huddersfield Town Survival Trust interim chairman Robert Pepper said: `Administration is the only way forward for Huddersfield Town, with a number of potential investors saying their only choice is to deal with the administrator.

`If Huddersfield Town is to survive within the Football League then a swift resolution to its current difficulties is essential and we look forward to working with the administrators to achieving this aim.''

The Survival Trust, set up less than three weeks ago, have announced they will hold a public meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday, April 17, where new members will be able to join on the night and hear what the next steps will be.

The trust hope to become actively involved, possibly even at boardroom level, when the future ownership plans of the club become clear over the next few weeks.

There are two consortia said to be interested in taking the troubled club over, with former Terriers director Paul Haigh fronting one of the prospective bids.