Huddersfield Town v West Brom: The Inside track on the Terriers
West Brom face Huddersfield in a huge Championship clash on Friday, with Brentford continuing to chace the Baggies for the automatic promotion spots.
With that in mind, we spoke with the team at Vital Huddersfield, to get a better look at the Terriers.
See what they had to say here...
How has the restart treated Huddersfield Town?
It’s been disruptive with a number of players not looking back to their best following the break, we were in quite a good rhythm before the pause and we certainly have been sluggish on return.
Relegation is still a threat for the Terriers, are you confident they can avoid the drop, and why?
I’d say more hopeful, the championship this season has quite a lot of teams that have been poor which is shown by just how tight it is at the bottom, we are thankful of having a decent goal difference compared to the teams below us! It’s like an extra point of course.
What sort of style of play can we expect to see from Huddersfield against Albion?
The style of play, I don’t think anyone knows what this truly is at the moment we spent a long time developing an identity that seems to have gone out of the window!
In this lockdown, we have looked to be solid and compact as a defensive unit but in truth we lack creativity and a killer pass moving forward and that’s shown in the lack of goals in recent games or I should say lack of!
Who are the big threats in the Terriers' ranks?
Juninho Bacuna is a wild card in the Town squad, he will either play a blinder or cost you a game.
Emile Smith Rowe on-loan from Arsenal is very exciting to watch but his final product has fallen in line with the rest of the team so far, failing to live up to the hype. He is probably the only player in the current squad that runs forward with the ball.
Are there any injury worries? What's your predicted XI?
No new injury worries, although a few players are being nursed through the fixtures being so closely packed together.
I expect a few changes from the last match as we didn’t make the full set of substitutions.
Lossl; Chalobah, Schindler, Stankovic, Toffolo; Hogg, O’Brien, Pritchard; Bacuna, Grant; Campbell.
What have you made of Albion from afar? Do you think they have what it takes to secure automatic promotion?
West Brom have had a season that I think we expected of ourselves at the right end of the table, it does however seem the Albion are running out of steam at the last moment under pressure from Brentford chasing hard for that top two slot.
You have the advantage and should get it over the line, no-one enjoys the lottery of a play-off unless you end up the victors!
Your match prediction?
Well most expect us to lose this game and I think West Brom will equally come here expecting to win, but in typical Huddersfield fashion having lost to Luton, it would be like us to get something so maybe a cheeky 1-0 home win?
We can live in hope, but stranger things have happened, handing the title to Leeds would be quite ironic really!