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2020-21 Sky Bet Championship guide: Huddersfield, Luton and Middlesbrough

4 September 2020

With the 2020-21 Sky Bet Championship just one week away, we’re putting together a guide on our upcoming opponents, highlighting their previous seasons and key players the Canaries may be keeping an eye on.

AFC Bournemouth, Barnsley and Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Bristol City
Cardiff City, Coventry City and Derby County

Huddersfield Town

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Manager: Carlos Corberán
Position last season: 
18th
Top scorer last season: 
Karlan Grant (19)

After getting relegated from the Premier League in the 2018-19 season, Huddersfield came dangerously close to seeing themselves drop to League One in the 2019-20 season.

Spending a combined eleven weeks in the bottom three, the Terriers managed to finish their season well enough to remain a Championship outfit, just three points off the drop.

Karlan Grant continued firing from all cylinders for Huddersfield, scoring 18 of the Terriers 52 goals. With such a short turnaround until the 2020-21 campaign begins, Danny Cowley will have his fingers crossed for his star striker to continue his form straight over into the next season.

Luton Town

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Manager: Nathan Jones
Position last season: 
19th
Top scorer last season: 
James Collins (14)

Having spent an incredible 33 weeks in the relegation zone, even more remarkable is Luton’s comeback in the closing stages of last season, jumping to 19th on the final matchday before fates were sealed.

The success of Luton’s great escape could only really be put down to one man, Nathan Jones. The Welshman, who had previously managed Luton from 2016-2019, came back with an impact as he guided the Hatters out of the drop with just one loss in nine games.

The question mark over Luton’s long-term performance remains, as the Hatters go straight back into competing in the league that saw so few wins until the last 15 games, many fans hoping Jones can pull his magic out of the bag once more.

Middlesbrough

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Manager: Neil Warnock
Position last season: 
17th
Top scorer last season: 
Ashley Fletcher (11)

Another team who came precariously close to the drop, Middlesbrough go on as a Championship team for another season after Neil Warnock came in with a meaningful impact on the Boro’s managerial setup.

It was trouble at the Riverside Stadium when Middlesbrough logged more wins on the road than on their own turf, but Boro fans wouldn’t have a care in the world where points were coming from, as long as they were coming under Warnock.

Ashley Fletcher was the main man for Boro all season long, getting 20 goal contributions all season, whilst Britt Assombalonga also hit double figures, contributing 13 goals to the fight for safety.


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