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Match preview: Huddersfield (H)

7 April 2017

Nottingham Forest welcome Huddersfield Town to The City Ground in the Sky Bet Championship clash on Saturday 8 April (kick-off 3pm).


Nottingham Forest entertain Huddersfield Town at The City Ground tomorrow as they seek to get back to winning ways to ease their relegation fears. The Reds have drawn twice and lost once under Mark Warburton, with an impressive point away at Preston last Saturday followed up by a narrow 1-0 defeat against Wolves on Tuesday, and the manager will be hoping his side can use home advantage against The Terriers.

Huddersfield bounced back from two defeats against relegation-threatened Bristol City and Burton with a convincing win over Norwich on Wednesday night and David Wagner's side will be hoping to try and keep pace with the top two to keep their slim automatic promotion hopes alive.

Danny Fox will miss out for The Reds after being sent off for two yellow cards in the defeat at Molineux on Tuesday night so Joe Worrall is expected to come back into the side. Jack Hobbs and Damien Perquis have both returned to full training so could be in contention but Ross McCormack is unlikely to feature again as he recovers from an illness. 

Midfielder Jonathan Hogg made a shock return to The Terriers' team on Wednesday night after making a swift return from a neck injury and Dean Whitehead is also back in contention after serving a one-game suspension. Chelsea loanees Isaiah Brown and Kasey Palmer remain sidelined through injury.

Nottingham Forest

Brighton (H) - Won 3-0
Brentford (H) - Lost 3-2
Burton (A) - Lost 1-0
Derby (H) - Drew 2-2
Preston (A) - Drew 1-1
Wolves (A) Lost 1-0

Huddersfield Town

Newcastle (H) - Lost 3-1
Aston Villa (H) - Won 1-0
Brentford (A) - Won 1-0
Bristol City (A) - Lost 4-0
Burton (H) - Lost 1-0
Norwich (H) - Won 3-0


Aaron Mooy

Australian international Aaron Mooy joined Huddersfield in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City. The 26-year-old joined City in the summer from Melbourne City, joining The Terriers a week later, and he has been an influential figure in the centre of midfield. 

His passing range and technical ability have impressed, leading to him being named in the EFL’s Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year, and he has chipped in with a few goals, including the winner away to Leeds United in September and the second goal in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Norwich.

Head coach David Wagner, speaking before tomorrow's match, said: “We are aware of their situation but there will be no surprises when we play them. They have changed their style more or less completely under the new manager and it will be a tough opponent.

“They are always able to score but perhaps have some problems defensively. But we can only focus on ourselves and it will be a big opportunity for us to get a second win in a row.

“We just have to be focused on this game. We did a big step (against Norwich) in terms of securing a play-off place. We are on the road to Wembley but for this we need further points and further good performances.”

Tickets are on general sale and are priced (matchday rate in brackets) as follows:

General sale
 
Adults: £26 (£28)
Seniors: £18 (£20)
Under 18s: £14 (£14)
Under 12s: £7 (£7)
 
Family Area
 
Adults: £21 (£23)
Seniors: £16 (£18)
Under 18s: £12 (£12)
Under 12s: £6 (£6)

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the ticket office, online at tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk or by calling 0115 982 4388.

Live audio commentary of the game will be available on Forest Player HD from 2pm while there will also be live text commentary available on the Forest Wall and on the club's Twitter page from 2.30pm. Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Sunday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp after the game.

To win:

Nottingham Forest - 12/5
Huddersfield Town - 23/20
Draw - 23/10

To score first:

Britt Assombalonga - 9/2
Zach Clough - 7/1
Elias Kachunga - 9/2
Nahki Wells - 9/2

Fixtures to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

QPR v Brighton (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Birmingham v Derby
Blackburn v Barnsley
Bristol City v Wolves
Burton v Aston Villa
Cardiff v Brentford
Fulham v Ipswich
Leeds v Preston
Norwich v Reading
Wigan v Rotherham
Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle (kick-off 5.30pm)

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