How would you sum up Huddersfield's season so far?
A Rollercoaster ride of inconsistency. We lost our manager after the first game a thumping home defeat to Bournemouth, stabilised somewhat under caretaker manager Mark Lillis; which saw us get our first away win of the season at your expense! Appointed Chris Powell, who had an indifferent start, before enjoying a 7 game unbeaten run which lifted spirits somewhat but we have been on a poor run of form and results of late but managed a win last time out against Bolton.
The two sides have already met in the league once this season, what did you make of Reading that day?
Truth be told I didn't actually go to the game at the Madejski. Naturally listened on the radio and coming away with 3 points; got to be happy although expected far more from Reading. I think you were perhaps in a transitional phase at that time as sounded a disjointed performance from you and we took full advantage.
Oliver Norwood moved between the clubs shortly after that game, what did you make of the midfielder during his time at Huddersfield?
Loves the Hollywood Ball, which can either be fantastic or completely squander the possession. A keen eye for the spectacular goal too and pops up with the odd freekick. A good talent that perhaps hasn't yet reached his full potential. A bit lightweight in the tackling department, a luxury player if you will.
Any fond FA Cup memories?
I wasn't around when we last won the cup in 1922! We have enjoyed a few days out most recently against Arsenal at the Emirates and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, despite losing it is great to go to these places as underdogs, it is what the cup's are all about.
Any not so fond ones?
I do remember the FA cup encounter we had with Wimbledon back in 1996 when we had first moved into what was then the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield were leading 2-1 when deep into injury time Efan Ekoku broke our hearts with a late late late equaliser, the whole ground was silent and you could just hear Ekoku scream in sheer joy; We subsequently lost the replay 3-1. We had chance for revenge in 1998 but lost that game by a goal to nil again in the FA Cup
Do you expect Chris Powell to field a full strength side?
I expect some minor rotation, I would think that James Vaughan will potentially be rested along with Sean Scannell who is carrying a knock. A few players that are on the fringes like Joe Lolley & Adam Hammill could well get starts and Nahki Wells would expect to start this game also. We could see the return from injury of Joel Lynch in defence with left back Paul Dixon also not having featured for a while. Midfield could see Oscar Gobern get a game as Town look to put him in the shop window.
Town 2-1 Reading in a repeat of the earlier season scoreline!
Any tips for travelling Reading fans?
Parking around the ground is a bit of a faff, so get on the team coaches if possible! Plenty of hotels around the Town if you plan on making a weekend of it with several bars in the Town centre that generally welcome away fans (unlike at Rotherham!)
Good Luck & enjoy the game, although hopefully not too much!
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