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9 February 2024

A comprehensive look ahead to our next Sky Bet Championship opponents

- Southampton vs Huddersfield Town
- Saturday 10 February 2024; 3pm kick-off
- Full preview of what to expect as we face Southampton on Saturday

It was a late equaliser from Ben Jackson at the John Smith's Stadium in November that saw Town claim a point last time out against the Saints.

Unbeaten in 24, Southampton sit second in the table as the promotion-chasing side look to secure their return to the Premier League. Having enjoyed 11 years in the top flight before facing relegation last year, Russell Martin will be looking to build on his side's current formidable form.

Despite not having got the better of the Saints since October 2010, our last league visit to St. Mary's in May 2019 saw Alex Pritchard equalise early in the second half to ensure Town claimed a point on the road.


Currently sitting in second place in the Sky Bet Championship, a win for the home side on Saturday will see them extend their lead on third place Leeds United as they look to secure automatic promotion.

Enjoying an outstanding run of form in the league to date, Southampton have lost only four fixtures so far this season, seeing them accumulate 61 points thus far to cement their place at the top end of the table.

Following the departure of midfielder Charly Alcaraz and defender Mason Holgate, January saw Bournemouth loanees David Brooks and Joe Rothwell arrive on the south coast - both of whom will be looking to make their mark on the pitch before the end of the Saint's current campaign.

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Since taking the reigns at Milton Keynes in 2019, Russell Martin has enjoyed a rapid rise within his coaching career. Before arriving at St. Mary's, he spent two years in South Wales as Manager of Swansea City whom he led to 10th place during his second season in charge.

Known for instructing his team to control possession and press without the ball, Martin has previously sighted Pep Guardiola as an influence on his coaching style. Winning 88 of the 219 games he's overseen, his sides have lost 75 times and drawn 56 in that time.


Travelling to South Yorkshire last weekend, the Saints saw off Rotherham United in a 2-0 victory following goals from Jan Bednarek and Adam Armstrong in the first half.

Enjoying 74% possession and 7 shots on target, Martin's side highlighted their determination and decisiveness on the pitch. Having not lost a game since September, Southampton have won fifteen of their fixtures since, drawing only six times otherwise. 


Favouring a four man defence, Martin hasn't strayed from the defensive shapes used at the start of his coaching career, but instead adapted his approach to make the tactical switch during his final months with Swansea City. Often opting for a 4-3-3 formation, he has also shifted to a 4-4-2 shape on several occasions this season.

Despite having conceded a significant number of goals at the start of their campaign, Southampton have since dominated in the final third to improve their overall goal difference and cement their place in the top 10 of the second division.


Kyle Walker-Peters

Initially signing for Southampton on loan, the defender has flown since making the permanent move in 2020. With appearances for England at under age categories, including a 2017 FIFA World U20 World Cup win, Walker-Peters has earned two senior caps for his country to date.

An attacking full-back, the 26-year-old performs well with both feet and is blessed with natural pace, allowing him to create overlaps and overloads in the final third while remaining effective when required defensively.

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Adam Armstrong

Finding the back of the net 15 times already, Armstrong is currently the Saints top goalscorer this season, with 11 assists also under his belt - more than any of his fellow teammates.

Coming through at his hometown club Newcastle United, he thrived on loan at Coventry City before also enjoying stints at Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers, and Blackburn Rovers. Having rejoined Rovers permanently in 2018, the striker made the move to Southampton in 2021, and has since hit the ground running at this level.

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Will Smallbone

Republic of Ireland international Smallbone has been with the Saints for his entire career, making his debut against Town in the Emirates FA Cup in 2020 and then departing on loan just once to Stoke City across the 2022/23 season.

A reliable central midfielder, he boasts an impressive passing range, is comfortable on the ball, and isn't afraid to make a tackle too. Working perfectly with Martin's possession-focused tactics, Smallbone is also able to drop back when required to boost his side's defence.

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Huddersfield Town Interim Manager Jon Worthington spoke to the media yesterday afternoon, Thursday 8 February, ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Southampton.

Supporters could watch live on HTTV via YouTube and on our official Twitter/X channel, with defender Brodie Spencer also speaking to the media - listen back to everything they both had to say below.


Heading to the south coast, the Terriers will be back in their Acid Lime away kit on Saturday.

CLICK HERE to get one of your own from the Club Shop!

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Audio Match Passes for this fixture are available at just £2.50 each, giving supporters unable to join us on the day full live coverage of the game.

While you may be able to book a video match pass abroad, this will not be available in the United Kingdom due to the Saturday 3pm broadcast blackout.

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Match Reports


10 February 2024

Town lose despite leading twice at St. Mary’s.

- Southampton 5-3 Huddersfield Town
- Sorba Thomas, David Kasumu and Alex Matos score
- An incredible game down on the south coast

Jon Worthington’s Huddersfield Town were bested by promotion-chasing Southampton in an incredible game of football on the south coast.

The Saints were 24 games unbeaten coming into the fixture, but the Terriers’ aggressive, front-foot plan put them two goals up at the interval through Sorba Thomas and David Kasumu.

Saints sub Joe Rothwell then scored an impressive quickfire brace when the second half got under way, only for Town to keep pressing and retake the lead though a deflected Alex Matos strike.

Unfortunately, an unlucky own goal from Tom Lees put Saints level again and they eventually pulled away through two late strikes that was cruel on the away side.

Worthington was dealt a blow on the morning of the game when January signing Radinio Balker was ruled out through illness, but thankfully he had Yuta Nakayama to call upon, who was back from Asian Cup duty with Japan.

He joined the fit-again David Kasumu and Jack Rudoni in a 3-4-3 formation featuring real athleticism all over the pitch.

Town could expect to concede possession against Russell Martin’s possession-heavy side – the Saints have the highest average in the Sky Bet Championship – but Worthington set them up to press high as Saints tried to play out, and to break quickly when possible.

At the back, the likes of Pearson, Lees and Nakayama had to be wary of the ball over the top looking for the runs of Adam Armstrong and Che Adams, and the former had an early chance to shoot from one such pass in the 2nd minute, only to blaze over from range.

Town’s left side of the pitch was where most of the action was taking place for both sides in the opening 45 minutes. Brodie Spencer and Kyle Walker-Peters were both having success against each other when attacking, and a trip from the Saints defender on the Town man led to our first big chance in the 12th minute. It allowed Sorba Thomas to whip a great ball into the danger area that was met by Pearson’s head, but his effort deflected off his shoulder before looping just over the crossbar.

The men in acid lime continued to attack smartly when possible, but again Lees did well to recover and clear a ball over the top as winger Ryan Fraser looked to set himself to shoot in our penalty area.

Jonathan Hogg put striker Koroma through on goal soon after, but Bazunu gathered the ball with Josh trying to control the ball at full pace having outstripped the final defender.

Adam Armstrong fired over from a smartly worked short corner on his weaker left side after the half hour before Town looked to have a very presentable penalty claim turned away. Koroma went on the outside of Walker-Peters to get into the penalty area and invited the sliding challenge from the defender before going down. It looked like a clumsy tackle, but referee David Webb waved away the Town appeals.

No matter, as Town did take the lead barely two minutes later. It came down our left again, with Spencer playing a pass into Rudoni in the penalty area; Jack pulled the ball back behind Koroma’s run, where Sorba Thomas smashed a first-time effort past Bazunu for his first ever away goal for Town.

There was danger at the other end in the 43rd minute where Pearson volleyed Che Adams into the air, when trying to clear the ball. Stuart Armstrong stepped up, but thankfully for us he drifted his effort over the bar.

Soon after, Town doubled their advantage. Spencer was involved again, winning the ball from a Lee Nicholls goal kick before nudging a pass infield to Thomas. Sorba did brilliantly, driving between two defenders to enter the penalty area before pulling the ball back for David Kasumu, who belied his goalscoring record by smashing an unstoppable first-time effort in off the underside of the crossbar!

Koroma, who had performed excellently as the central striker, had two further shots in the six minutes of first half added time, but couldn’t seriously test Bazunu.

Saints came into the game in second and showed all their ability to draw level inside the first five minutes of the restart. Ryan Manning had already been booked for a dive in our area trying to win a penalty from Kasumu, but then substitute Joe Rothwell took centre stage.

His first came in the 49th minute; a stunning volley into the top corner after Nicholls had punched a corner out of his penalty area. From a Town perspective, there wasn’t much that could be done.

Then he netted his second within a minute of the restart, ghosting in behind our defence to collect a reverse pass before firing across Nicholls and into the top corner once again.

To the immense credit of the Town players, they didn’t fold. First Bazunu had to spring from his line to deny Koroma a clear run at goal from Thomas’ ball over the top, and then Rudoni dragged a shot wide from inside the area after playing a smart one-two with Spencer.

Hogg soon tested the goalkeeper with a low drive before Nicholls came to the rescue at the other end, standing tall to collect the ball when Armstrong tried to chip him having run clear.

Town then retook the lead with 25 minutes left in spectacular fashion. Chelsea loanee Matos picked up the ball to the left of Southampton’s goal, cut infield and unleashed a right footed effort that hit a defender and looped over the unfortunate Bazunu, who stood no chance.

At 3-2 up, the Terriers stuck to their plan and continued to test Southampton. However, an 80th minute equaliser from the hosts changed the flow of the game.

It was unlucky. Manning tried to pull the ball back from our right and in trying to block the cross, Lees only succeeded in diverting it between Nicholls and his near post.

Then, four minutes later, Southampton took the lead for the first time when a pull back was collected by substitute Sekou Mara, who turned and slammed the ball home.

Edozie’s fifth in added time gave an unfair look to the scoreline, and Lees was adamant he had been fouled in the build-up.

Town sub Pat Jones hit the side netting after racing past Walker-Peters late on, but it wasn’t to be for the Terriers.

Town’s team (3-4-3)
Lee Nicholls; Matty Pearson, Tom Lees, Yuta Nakayama; David Kasumu (Bojan Radulovic, 87’), Alex Matos (Ben Wiles, 87’), Jonathan Hogg (c) (Brahima Diarra, 87’), Brodie Spencer (Ben Jackson, 67’); Sorba Thomas, Josh Koroma (Pat Jones, 76’), Jack Rudoni

Unused substitutes
Chris Maxwell, Giosue Bellagambi; Tom Edwards, Tom Iorpenda

Town bookings
Brodie Spencer (21’), Jack Rudoni (39’), Ben Jackson (74’)


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