All you need to know ahead of opening Sky Bet Championship game
- Huddersfield Town vs Burnley preview
- First 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship game
- Get your ticket for the game online now!
Huddersfield Town start their Sky Bet Championship season on Friday 29 July 2022 when they welcome Burnley to the John Smith’s Stadium; 8pm kick-off.
The two sides are well known to one another, having last played each other in January 2022 when Town ran out 2-1 winners in their Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie.
Town go into Saturday’s game of the back of a double pre-season match day on Saturday 23 July 2022.
Burnley go into the game following a 3-1 pre-season friendly victory over Shrewsbury Town.
After six consecutive seasons in the Premier League, Burnley were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship at the end of the 2021/22 season.
The Clarets appointed Vincent Kompany as Manager in June 2022, having parted ways with Sean Dyche in April 2022.
Since his arrival at Turf Moor, Kompany has made eight summer signings to improve his Burnley squad.
Burnley will be looking to kick-off their season with a win in hopes that they will return to the Premier League next season.
ONES TO WATCH
One of eight new signings this transfer window, Twine joined Burnley from MK Dons on a four-year deal. The forward made the move to Turf Moor after scoring 20 goals for the Dons last season, four of which came in the 5-0 win at Plymouth Argyle, helping his side reach the Play-Off Semi-Finals. Despite not reaching the final, the 22-year-old was named as the EFL League One Player of the Season. He will be looking at making an impact on the Burnley side this season and help take the former Premier League side back up again.
The striker initially joined the Clarets on a three-and-a-half-year deal in January 2014 to help them push for promotion, and five months later scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Wigan in order to secure Burnley’s place in the Premier League. Since arriving at Turf Moor eight years ago, the 32-year-old has played almost 230 games for the Clarets and has scored 45 goals. Barnes has seen Burnley through two promotions so far, and will be looking at making it a third this season.
Another one of the eight signings made so far this transfer window, Maatsen joined Burnley on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The 20-year-old has spent the last two years out on loan gaining experience, first at Charlton Athletic in League One, and then Coventry City in the Championship last season. Internationally, the left back has represented the Netherlands from U15-U17 level, and won the UEFA European U17 Championships in 2019. Maatsen will be looking to test Town’s forwards on Friday evening.
Town Head Coach Danny Schofield will provide the latest on the fitness of his squad after pre-season in his first league press conference on Thursday 28 July 2022.
Town will be in their famous blue and white stripes for Friday’s game.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tickets are on sale online now – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the Ticket Office.
Please note that in order to buy tickets, you must have a previous booking history with Town.
Adults - £25
Over-65s - £20
Under-18s - £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.
You can book parking in Town’s Gasworks Street car park for home match days, priced at just £5 per car.
Book your spot by CLICKING HERE.
Friday’s fixture has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports.
Unfortunately, this means the game won’t be available to watch via iFollow HTAFC.
However, fans will still be able to listen!
HOW TO LISTEN
If you’re unable to attend the game, or don’t have access to Sky Sports, you’ll be able to listen along via iFollow HTAFC!
Town fans will be able to listen to Friday’s game through our live audio commentary by purchasing either a Season, Monthly or Audio Match Pass to tune in live. You can purchase a UK Season Pass for £45, Monthly Pass for £4.49 and an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.