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RELEGATED: A dejected Huddersfield fan. Pic: Reuters

RELEGATED: A dejected Huddersfield fan. Pic: Reuters

REUTERS

RELEGATED: A dejected Huddersfield fan. Pic: Reuters

Jonathan Hogg has revealed the sense of "devastation" that came with Huddersfield Town's relegation to the Championship.

Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace meant the Terriers are only the second side to be relegated from the Premier League before the end of March, and ended their two- season top-flight stay.

With little beyond pride left to play for in Town's six remaining games, Hogg (above) said: "It's not good.

"I'm devastated because of all the hard work that's gone in to get us where we are, it's all been taken away from us.

"It's been enjoyable while we've been here, but we need to make sure we bounce back.

"The fans have been fantastic. We need to give them something to cheer about because they've stuck by us through thick and thin. Credit to them.

"We need to make sure we make them proud and at least get a couple more wins for them.

"The game summed our season up, getting chances and not taking them, allowing easy chances for the opposition that they put away, and the penalty.

"We need to cut that out. You give teams like Palace, or any Premier League team that opportunity, and they will snap it up.''

Palace's win was secured by goals from Luka Milivojevic, from the penalty spot, and Patrick van Aanholt.

It came amid a vastly improved second-half display that has edged the Eagles closer to safety.

"We changed the system second half and we went to play with two strikers up front," Milivojevic said.

"In the end I feel we deserved the three points and we are so happy we managed to keep a clean sheet as well."