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Stats pack: Huddersfield vs Forest

24 September 2020

Ahead of Nottingham Forest's visit to Huddersfield Town on Friday night, we take a closer look at the men from West Yorkshire and the stats involving the two clubs...

With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.

Huddersfield Town Football Club

Stadium: John Smith's Stadium (capacity 24,121)
Manager: Carlos Corberan (since July 2020)
Nickname: The Terriers


Recent results

Rochdale (H) - Carabao Cup first round - Lost 1-0

Norwich City (H) - Sky Bet Championship - Lost 1-0

Brentford (A) - Sky Bet Championship - Lost 3-0


Huddersfield fact zone

Huddersfield have suffered three defeats out of three so far this season with scoring a goal - it has been 28 years since they lost their opening 3 league games (1992-93).

The Terries also made a poor start in the Championship last season, taking just two points from their opening nine games, losing seven of their first eight.

Spaniard Carlos Corberan was named as Huddersfield's new head coach in July, becoming the club’s four boss since January 2019. Corberan had spent three years at Leeds and was part of Marcelo Bielsa's coaching staff at Elland Road.

Huddersfield conceded 19 goals from corners last season - the highest total in the Sky Bet Championship.

Terriers striker Karlan Grant has been left out of all three squads this season and has been heavily linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion.

Last five seasons

2019-20 - 18th (Championship)
2018-19 - 20th (Premier League - relegated)
2017-18 - 16th (Premier League)
2016-17 - 5th (Championship - promoted via the play-offs)
2015-16 - 19th (Championship)


The home side have won each of the last four meetings between the two sides.

Going further back, Huddersfield have won five of the last eight meetings.

Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last four home games against Forest, winning three.


There are plenty of links between the two clubs...

A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years, most notably…

Joe Lolley

Just a day after scoring the winning goal for non-league Kidderminster against Peterborough in the FA Cup in January 2014, Lolley joined Mark Robins’ Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee. During four years with The Terriers he made 91 appearances and scored 11 goals. Lolley joined Forest on the same day the club signed Adlene Guedioura in January 2018 – Aitor Karanka’s first signings as Forest boss. Lolley has scored 25 goals in 113 appearances for Forest.

Other players to play for both clubs include Craig Armstrong, Jim Brennan, Mustapha Carayol, Gray Crosby, Adama Diakhaby, Joe Garner, Lee Glover, Michael Hefele, Grant Holt, Jack Hunt, Tom Ince, Damien Johnson, Joel Lynch, Radoslaw Majewski, Ishmael Miller, Jamie Paterson, Lee Peltier, David Phillips, Jack Robinson, Phil Starbuck and Elliott Ward.


A night to remember...

Nottingham Forest 6-1 Huddersfield Town (Majewski 21', 37', 43', Ward 24', Lansbury 55', Henderson 90'; Vaughan 10')

The City Ground - Championship - Tuesday 19th February 2013 – 7.45 kick-of

In Billy Davies' second spell as manager, Forest chalked up a stunning victory courtesy of a first-half hat-trick from Radi Majewski, his second treble in the Garibaldi.

Goals from Elliott Ward, Henri Lansbury and Darius Henderson completed the rout as Forest secured the first of six consecutive league victories.

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