Thursday, 7 August 2014

The low-down on Huddersfield Town

Mark Robins wasted no time in releasing quite a few players early in May including captain Peter Clarke and former Cherry Anton Robinson. Players coming in include Coventry keeper Joe Murphy who is 32 and signed a two-year deal. Their key capture though in my opinion is Lee Peltier from Leeds Utd on a three-year contract. He used to play for Town and was a captain at Leeds. One of their newest signings is the season-long loan deal for Nottingham Forest's Radoslaw Majewski, a Polish midfielder. Conor Coady also joined Huddersfield this week from Liverpool on a three-year deal. The 21-year-old is a midfielder who is said to be aggressive and combative on the Yorkshire club's website.

Pre-season has brought 3-1 wins in early July against AEL Limassol and Doncaster Rovers, followed by a 4-1 win against Guisley, but defeat came for the Terriers against Scunthorpe 1-0. Mark Robins' team got back on track with a 0-1 win away at Bramall Lane with Huddersfield employing a 3-5-2 formation against Sheffield Utd. Their next game was against Oldham last Saturday when they slipped up 3-1 and this was followed up with a mid-week match on Tuesday against Newcastle Utd which they drew 2-2.

Adam Clayton will be a big miss for them as he is expected to sign for Middlesbrough, according to a local paper. Jacob Butterfield of Middlesbrough could be heading the other way to Huddersfield in return. We may find that James Vaughan is not quite up to speed with any luck as he has had some calf problems. Players AFCB will have to watch closely are Adam Hammill who caused all kinds of problems against the Cherries last time at the John Smith's stadium. Nahki Wells will also be looking to make more of a mark this season.

It does not look like Huddersfield will have had long to integrate all their team ahead of their first league game against AFCB which just might be helpful for the Cherries.

This afternoon we will have a Rival Lines interview with HTFC-World.

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