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Getting To Know: Huddersfield

20 March 2014

A look at Saturday's oppontents

After final day survival last season, Huddersfield look set to avoid such dramas this time around, as they currently have a 12-point cushion on the relegation zone.

However their form since the turn of the year has been inconsistent, and that is highlighted by recent results, as they followed up a 5-0 mauling of Barnsley with three games without a win.

With an extra handful of points however, they will surpass the 50 point marker which is commonly targeted for surviving clubs.

James Vaughan’s goals proved crucial before Christmas, whilst Nahki Wells has impressed since his move from Bradford.

When they hosted The Seasiders in September Vaughan was in red hot form, and his fine strike cancelled out Ricardo Fuller’s opener.

How they’re getting on…

Last time out Jordan Rhodes returned to the John Smith’s Stadium and sank his former club with a treble in a 4-2 Blackburn win.

Prior to that The Terriers had drawn at Charlton, and lost to Doncaster, as they failed to build on the fine victory over Barnsley.

Man in charge…

Mark Robins took over Town last season, and kept the club in The Championship for a second season.

He’d left Coventry in the February of 2013, and kept his new side up, having secured a point against Barnsley, who he’d managed for two years previously. 

Scoring the goals…

Although Vaughan is leading the line for goals, injuries have denied him the chance to add to his tally since Christmas.

Instead it has been the introduction of Nahki Wells which has Town fans excited, the striker joined from Bradford in January and has netted four times, as well as providing a number of assists.

Away from home…

On the road Huddersfield have lost ten times, which will give Blackpool hope going into Saturday.

Robins’ side last won away from home in February; when they beat Birmingham City 2-1, and they’ll be looking for a fifth away win at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.


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