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View From The Town End: Huddersfield

After a wobbly return from the International break, Reading will be looking to end a three-game winless run by beating struggling Huddersfield, so what can we expect from the Terriers tonight?

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Huddersfield fan Scott Castle was kind enough to share his thoughts on tonight's contest at the Madejski Stadium. 1.

How would you sum up Huddersfield's season so far?

I'm not sure I'd go quite as far as to say it's been a disaster, but it's certainly been bad. We didn't win in our first six league games and got knocked out of the League Cup in the first round at home to Notts County. We then finally put a couple of wins together to move us up the table a bit but have followed that up with just one win in our last six league games, and that was despite a horrific performance with MK Dons gifting us two goals. At the minute it's hard to see where our next win will come from unless a team completely no-shows against us.

In the summer you were expecting a long tough season, has anything you've seen so far given you reasons to change that view?

No, I still think we'll be relegated unless we make changes to the management team. Although I think Powell hasn't been helped by a board who look inept when it comes to football knowledge selling our better players and replacing them with cheaper alternatives, he isn't the man to get us out of this mess. He's naturally negative which doesn't help us whatsoever, and doesn't know how to change a game once it's started. We have three strikers - two who are League One standard at best (Wells and Miller) and one who's always injured or suspended (Vaughan). On top of that Powell refuses to play some of our more creative players (Paterson and Lolley) and we can't defend. Good times.

Any fond memories of games between the teams?

Yeah, last season was great. We'd just sacked Robins so Mark Lillis was in charge, and the fans and players always respond well to him. We took a decent following for a Tuesday night in Reading and put in what I'd say was our best performance of the season. Harry Bunn made his full debut and put in a Man Of The Match performance, tearing your full backs to pieces, which was brilliant to see. We hammered you 3-0 at home as well, so both games are remembered pretty fondly by our fans!

Any less fond ones?

We don't have any really bad memories against Reading in recent history, so I'm probably a bit young to remember any there might have been.

Which Huddersfield player should Reading fans be wary of on Tuesday?

It depends who plays. Joe Lolley is a very popular player with our fans but not necessarily with Powell - he's a very tricky player who can run past defenders and unlock a defence, so if he starts he'd definitely be one to watch. Scannell, Carayol, Bunn and Paterson can all be dangerous on their day, but I don't think we've seen the best of any this season. Our best player has been Dean Whitehead, who's broken play up very well in midfield and seems to be in 5th gear for 90 minutes, so his energy and commitment if nothing else could cause you problems.

Any Reading player you're dreading having to come up against?

Ollie Norwood - only joking, I don't rate the disappearing man whatsoever. I'd probably say Matej Vydra, who's proven quality at this level and can cause any defence problems.

Finally, what's your score prediction?

3-0 to Reading.

Thanks again to Scott and you can follow him on Twitter @Terrier1987cas