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15 August 2021

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday evening’s game

- Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End preview
- Tickets still available
- Also available to watch on iFollow HTAFC and Sky Sports

Huddersfield Town continue their Sky Bet Championship campaign when they welcome Preston North End to the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday 17 August 2021; 7.45pm kick-off.

Town go into Tuesday’s game looking for their first win of the new season, following a draw and a loss in their opening two games.

Preston are also searching for their first win, having lost 2-1 to Reading on Saturday 14 August 2021.


Preston finished last season sitting in 13th place of the Sky Bet Championship table, taking 61 points from 46 games.

Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, the Lilywhites appointed interim boss Frankie McAvoy as their permanent Head Coach.


McAvoy had originally stepped up temporarily in March 2021, following the parting of ways with then Head Coach, Alex Neil.


Scott Sinclair

Sinclair joined Preston from Celtic in January 2020, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract. The midfielder won Preston’s Goal of the Season award at the conclusion of 2020/21 with his 40 yard strike against AFC Bournemouth. He then went on to finish his first full season as the Lilywhites’ top goalscorer, bagging nine goals in 37 appearances.


Emil Riis Jakobsen

The forward signed a four-year contract with Preston in October 2020, moving to the UK from Randers FC. He scored his first goal for the Club the following month, in a 3-0 win over Reading. The Denmark international made 38 appearances in his first season for the Lilywhites, scoring two goals. He also opened Preston’s goalscoring tally for the current season, scoring in their 4-1 defeat to Hull City.


Daniel Johnson

A long-term staple of the Lilywhites, Johnson signed from Aston Villa in January 2015. He impressed in his first season, scoring eight goals in 18 appearances. Last season saw him score four goals in 33 appearances, before going on to agree a new contract until June 2023. The midfielder has kicked on this season, scoring against Reading last Saturday.



Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán will provide an update on the fitness of his squad ahead of Tuesday’s game during his virtual press conference on Monday 16 August 2021.


Town will be in their famous blue and white stripes for Tuesday evening’s game.

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Adults - £25
65s and over - £20
18s and under - £15
Under-11s - £10

Disabled supporters should pay their relevant price class, with a companion ticket free of charge.

Tickets for wheelchair users are priced at £20, with a companion ticket free of charge.


Tuesday’s fixture has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports.

The fixture has been selected for co-exclusive broadcast, which means that the game will be shown live on both Sky Sports Arena and Town’s iFollow service.


If you’re unable to attend the game and don’t have Sky Sports, you’ll be able to watch via iFollow HTAFC.

The match pass will cost £10; CLICK HERE to get yours.

Supporters MUST purchase a match pass before the 7.45pm kick-off.


You can book parking in Town’s Gasworks Street car park for home match days, priced at just £5 per car.

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Match Reports


17 August 2021

Town take three points at John Smith’s Stadium

- Huddersfield beat Preston North End 1-0
- Town victorious at home
- Sepp van den Berg own goal gave Town win

Huddersfield Town bagged their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season on Tuesday evening, beating Preston North End 1-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Sepp van den Berg’s second half own goal was the only goal of the game, and allowed the Terriers to leave the John Smith’s Stadium with all three points.

The game got off to a relatively slow start, with neither side being able to control their possession well.

The first chance of the game fell to the visitors, when Levi Colwill gifted possession to Daniel Johnson, but Colwill was able to get back to deflect the resulting shot inches wide of the post.

Preston took possession for a period, with Ched Evans and Josh Earl both providing half chances for the visitors. Evans volleyed over the post, whilst Earl fired high and wide from range.

Sorba Thomas put in an excellent shift, winning Town a corner after driving forward down the left. His deep delivery found Colwill, but the centre back’s header drifted wide.

Town began to grow into the game, working the ball out of Preston’s press before advancing down the left. Unfortunately, the move ended with Scott High driving the ball into the Cowshed Loyal from 25 yards out.

Naby Sarr showcased some superb defending in the 32nd minute. Danny Ward lost possession and Preston were able to break down the right, but Sarr was on hand to hack Evans' low shot clear.

Josh Koroma almost broke the deadlock just moments later, but his shot hit Jordan Storey and drifted just inches wide.

The Terriers were on the defensive as the clock ticked down to the half time whistle. First, Sarr blocked Brad Potts’ shot on the edge of the area, before Nicholls claimed the follow-up shot from Ben Whiteman.

Town made one change at the break, with Fraizer Campbell coming on for Ward. The striker was shown a yellow card in the 56th minute for debating the merits of a free kick with the referee for too long.

The Terriers showcased some good play in the 62nd minute, with O’Brien and Thomas combining to set Koroma away down the left edge of the penalty area. Sadly, no one was on hand to convert his excellent low cross.

A second Town yellow card was shown to Sarr for bringing down Evans after the striker beat him to a loose ball.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 74th minute. Koroma set up second half substitute Duane Holmes through on goal, and in his attempt to keep the ball out, Sepp van den Berg slipped it into his own net!

Nicholls was next up to receive a yellow card from the referee, for taking too long over a free kick.

Thomas came SO close to doubling Town’s lead in the 81st minute. He was set off down the left by a superb pass from Vallejo, but saw his shot cannon off the woodwork!

The next chance for the Terriers fell to Koroma, who drove at the last defender before sending a shot wide from 20 yards out.

The game closed with both sides looking for an opportunity to score, but it was Town who ran out of the John Smith’s Stadium with all three points.

Town’s line-up (3-5-2)

Lee Nicholls; Levi Colwill, Naby Sarr, Tom Lees (Alex Vallejo, 76’); Sorba Thomas, Lewis O’Brien (Duane Holmes, 70’), Scott High, Jonathan Hogg, Ollie Turton; Josh Koroma, Danny Ward (Fraizer Campbell, 46’)

Unused Subs

Ryan Schofield; Jordan Rhodes, Rolando Aarons, Danel Sinani


Sepp van den Berg (OG, 74’)

Town Bookings

Fraizer Campbell (56’), Naby Sarr (68’), Lee Nicholls (80’)

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