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HUDDERSFIELD PREVIEW

8 April 2014

Boss expecting another tough game as Blues look to keep in the Play-Off hunt with victory over the Terriers

Mick McCarthy is looking for Blues to bounce back from the weekend defeat to Blackburn, but realises that Huddersfield present a difficult challenge for his Town side.

The Blues will be looking to complete a League double over the Terriers with a victory tonight, after overcoming Mark Robins’ side 2-1 at Portman Road earlier this term thanks to Daryl Murphy’s late winner.

“Huddersfield are a good outfit, no doubt about it,” the gaffer told our official YouTube channel.

“I don’t think there’s much between any of the sides in this division, perhaps with the exception of Leicester.

“It was a good game at Portman Road earlier this season when we played them, with the result going in our favour thanks to Murph’s late winner.

“They’ve changed their system a bit since we last played them but make no mistake, they are a good side and we know it will be another difficult game for us.”

Team news

Town boss Mick McCarthy has a full strength side to choose from, aside from long-term injury absentee David McGoldrick. Right-back Freddie Veseli has returned from a loan spell at Bury and is available, although isn’t expected to make the trip to Huddersfield.

The Terriers will be without the services of striker James Vaughan and midfielder Keith Southern, who both miss out through injury. Daniel Carr also misses out for Mark Robins’ side.

Where they finished last season

Huddersfield- 19th
Town- 14th

Where they currently stand

Huddersfield- 17th
Town- 9th

Last time we met

Town claimed all three points in dramatic style when the two sides last squared off, with Daryl Murphy nodding home a last minute winner for the Blues at Portman Road. Huddersfield got off to the brighter start and opened the scoring through Danny Ward, although Dean Gerken had earlier saved a James Vaughan penalty. However Town came back in the second-half and levelled through David McGoldrick before sealing the win with Murphy’s late header.

Match Officials

Referee: Mark Brown
Assistants: Phillip Dermott & Ryan Johnson
Fourth Official: David Storrie

Live commentary of the game will be available on Ipswich Player, with exclusive Town team news, build-up, updates and post-match reaction via our official Twitter page. A live blog of the game can be accessed via the Ipswich Wall.

 

 


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