Christopher Schindler believes that Huddersfield can ‘fly under the radar’.

The former 1860 Munich defender was one of a number of inspired David Wagner signings in the summer and is now targeting the automatic promotion places.

He claims that Newcastle and Brighton are ‘obviously the best teams in the league’ but thinks Huddersfield can still creep up on them, almost unnoticed.

Christopher Schindler cites the fact Sky Sports give little coverage to Huddersfield compared the the current top two as proof of the being ignored tag – but anybody with half a brain isn’t dismissing Huddersfield as anything but a real threat now.

They had a vital midweek win over Reading with a late single goal being enough to take them withing four points of Brighton and five behind Newcastle.

The German defender says that ‘it is mainly close results’ that have got them up to third in the league and the fact that their goal difference is remarkably only +8, compared to +28 and +37 for Brighton and Newcastle respectively, backs up that view.

The last 13 Championship matches have seen 11 wins and only one defeat, that run including wins for Huddersfield over the other three clubs (Brighton, Reading and Leeds) in the top five.

Newcastle have games against Bristol City and Brighton beforehand but already the match a week on Saturday at Huddersfield has the look of a point being a really good result for Newcastle.

Having watched the recent game on TV when they beat Brighton 3-1 they play some great football and the goalless draw against Manchester City in the FA Cup further shows their credentials as a team on the up.

Christopher Schindler speaking to the Yorkshire Post:

I respect Newcastle and Brighton of course, I have said that these two are obviously the best teams in the league, but as you saw when Brighton played here, you can win against every team.

“I think it is quite good as we can fly under the radar.

“I see the reports and on Sky and everywhere, it is almost always about those top two teams.

“It is good for us and we can work and just concentrate on football and we do not have to worry about all the other things.

“We have 14 games to go and anything can happen now. But of course, in the position we have now, we want to keep it and maybe attack these two.

“It is really hard because they win almost every game but we will try to perform as good as we can and let us see what happens.

“I have never played in a team with this quality and this hunger and desire. It is outstanding. It is mainly close results and it shows how compact we are and how good we work as a team.

“It is also not lucky and if you win that amount of games, you cannot speak about .”