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View From The Town End: Huddersfield Town Fan View On Reading FC Game

Before that meaty FA Cup tie with Palace on Friday we've got league matters to attend to at Huddersfield so what can we expect from tonight's hosts?

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We spoke to Huddersfield fan Scott Castle to get his views on tonight's Championship clash.

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

A re-birth. 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 and the change in style along with the more positive statements coming out of the club have only added to the positive vibes.

Where do you think you're heading as a club? Is there sufficient resources for a push towards the Premier League or is Championship stability the goal?

I think we're heading in the right direction, that's for certain. Under Wagner we're playing better football and I believe we'll get decent backing in the summer following the recent sales of Butterfield, Coady and Smithies which brought in roughly £10m between them last year. We're in every game we play at the minute and with a few smart additions (we need defenders and another striker as priorities) there's no reason we can't push on next season for a top 10 finish, which would be brilliant. I doubt we'll ever get into the Premier League given the massive gap in resources between clubs coming down and the remaining 'real' clubs fighting to do as well as they can whilst balancing the books.

We've faced each other three times already with plenty of goals and action but what have you made of Reading this season?

To be honest I haven't been impressed and I see Reading as one of the teams we should be aiming to take points off. That's not to say we have a divine right to beat any team in this league as we clearly don't, but outside of the top 10 or so teams I think every team in this league is very beatable. The two cup games were a bit of a shambles really as poor refereeing decisions dictated the outcomes, and the league game was symptomatic of our performances under Powell - too defensive and no bottle to hold on when we should have won.

Who should Reading be wary of tonight?

We have an array of attacking players who can cause teams problems when on their game. Harry Bunn is someone who's tore you to pieces in the past, while Joe Lolley has the potential to beat a man and Jamie Paterson (on loan from Forest) is a very clever footballer. All three play behind Nahki Wells who is well on his way to a 20 goal season and has flourished under Wagner.

Who are Huddersfield fans not looking forward to facing?

I really rate Matej Vydra, and given our defensive frailties I think most Town fans would agree that if he has a good game we might struggle to keep a clean sheet. So on that basis I'm glad he's reportedly out of the game injured!

Score prediction?

I'll go for a home win, possibly 2-1.

Finally, any advice for travelling Reading fans?

It's an away game in Huddersfield on a Tuesday night, and neither team are going to go up or down, so I'd possibly say save the money!

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