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Huddersfield Town v Reading FC: Match Preview

Reading travel to face Huddersfield Town with Brian McDermott expected to make a number of changes ahead of Friday's FA Cup quarter final with Crystal Palace.

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Huddersfield FC

Form (all comps): LLDWW

Huddersfield winger Sean Scannell is hoping to play for the first time since January after a knee injury. Philip Billing is still suspended and fellow midfielder Jonathan Hogg is out with a knee problem.

Huddersfield’s home form has been unconvincing this season with six wins, only two of which have come against sides outside of the bottom six (Wolves and Preston). Last time out at home The Terriers were beaten by play-off chasing Ipswich. Nahki Wells is Huddersfield’s top scorer with 13 goals so far this season and will surely be the danger man again.

Huddersfield FC vs. Reading FC:8 March 2016 19:45 KO The John Smith’s Stadium, HuddersfieldReferee: Paul Tierney

Reading FC

Form (all comps): DWWWD

Hal Robson-Kanu is out for Reading after bruising an Achilles against Fulham but could be back for the FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace at the weekend. Striker Matej Vydra could return from a hamstring strain if manager Brian McDermott opts to rest other players.

McDermott has said he will make changes to the side that faced Fulham on Saturday when Reading travel to Huddersfield on Tuesday night. Reading’s manager will look to freshen up his squad with Friday’s FA Cup quarter final against Crystal Palace looming. Reading banished their away day hoodoo when they beat Charlton at The Valley last time on the road and Brian McDermott will be looking for his side to build on that positive result as they look to keep their unbeaten run (six games now) going into the Palace game.

Huddersfield (v Derby County): J. Steer, M. Hudson, M. Cranie, J. Husband, T. Smith, D. Whitehead, K. Dempsey, J. Paterson (F. Bojaj 90), N. Wells, H. Bunn (K. Matmour 64), J. Lolley (E. Manu 77).

Reading (v Fulham): Ali Al Habsi, A. Ferdinand, C. Gunter, M. Hector, J. Cooper, S. Quinn (D. Rakels 59), H. Robson-Kanu (G. McCleary 46), O. John, O. Norwood, J. Obita, Y. Kermorgant.

What The Opposition Think

"I honestly can't remember a time when I've been as happy about the overall direction of the club as I am right now. The beginning of the season was tough - Chris Powell had us playing dire football and the noise coming our of the club was along the lines of 'we don't have much money, we're lucky to be in this league, staying up would be an achievement'. However, our chairman made a ballsy call to sack Powell and bring in David Wagner, who had previously worked under Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund. That in itself created a buzz around the club."

Read the full Huddersfield view ahead of tonight's game in the latest View From The Town End.

Last Five Meetings

19 Jan 2016: Reading 5-2 Huddersfield (FA Cup)

09 Jan 2016: Huddersfield 2-2 Reading (FA Cup)

03 Nov 2015: Reading 2-2 Huddersfield (League Championship)

24 Feb 2015: Huddersfield 3-0 Reading (League Championship)

03 Jan 2015: Huddersfield 0-1 Reading (FA Cup)

Head To Head

Reading v Fulham: W:23 D:11 L:13

YouTube History


Huddersfield FC 3-1 Reading FC