"If it wasn't for their points deduction Southampton would be up there with us," he told the Huddersfield Examiner. "They're a big club who were playing in the Premier League not that long ago and it's a great stage to play football on.
"That should lift us all, and having gone to Elland Road, Carrow Road and The Valley and produced some good football but failed to get the rewards, it's time we put the record straight.
"We're well placed in fifth on the back of our excellent win over MK Dons and all our rivals at the top of the table have still to come to our place. It's in our hands, and getting a win down at Southampton in our first league game of the year would be a great start to 2010."
Meanwhile, the postponed League One fixture at Carlisle has been rearranged for Tuesday, February 16 with a 7.45pm kick-off.