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THE INSIDE TRACK: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

4 April 2017

Our guide to The Terriers

NORWICH City travel to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday, April 5 (7.45pm) in the Sky Bet Championship.

Here we take a look at what City will come up against at the John Smith's Stadium.

IN THE PRESS
David Wagner says finishing in the top six would be a 'special achievement' for his Huddersfield Town team.

The Terries have exceeded all expectations by pushing on from a fast start in the Sky Bet Championship to stay among the promotion challengers with seven matches remaining.


Ahead of the midweek game against the Canaries, he said: "Making the play-offs would be an unbelievable achievement for this football club – we have to be totally realistic about that," he said on Monday"

"Anything else is so far away and unrealistic – if we achieve a play-off place it would be a special achievement and I would be a very happy man."

"Wednesday will be a very tough test and we need everyone to be switched on and at their best."

PREVIOUS MEETING
A high-octane and efficient first half performance earned Huddersfield the three points when the two sides last met in December.

Elias Kachunga nodded the visitors into an early lead at Carrow Road but Jonny Howson quickly restored parity for City.

 

Kachunga - recently confirmed as a permanent signing by Wagner - put Huddersfield ahead again before half-time, an advantage the impressive Terriers merited.

City improved after the break but despite fashioning a number of chances, Town held on for their third successive win, leaving their hosts in ninth place in the table.

TOWN TRIVIA
Huddersfield entered the Football League in 1910, just three years after being founded.

The club enjoyed success in its early years, becoming the first team to win three consecutive league titles, also lifting the FA Cup in 1922.


In 2011, Huddersfield broke Nottingham Forest's long-standing unbeaten league record when they reached 43 consecutive matches without defeat.

Their record transfer fee was paid for current defender Christopher Schindler, who signed from 1860 Munich in June and has clocked 38 appearances this season.

IN THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Danny Ward, Joel Coleman, Luke Coddington.

Defenders: Tommy Smith, Mark Hudson (c), Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Martin Cranie, Chris Lowe, Christopher Schindler, Jon Stankovic, Michael Hefele.

Midfielders: Dean Whitehead, Jonathan Hogg, Philip Billing, Aaron Mooy, Jack Payne, Rajiv van la Parra, Isaiah Brown, Kasey Palmer, Regan Booty.

Forwards: Sean Scannell, Elias Kachunga, Harry Bunn, Joe Lolley, Nahki Wells, Collin Quaner.



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