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29 December 2012

Grayson makes five changes to starting XI

Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson has made five changes to his starting XI for today’s 12.30pm kick-off at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Winger Adam Hammill will make the 200th appearance of his career on the left wing today – he makes his first start for 10 games at the expense of Sean Scannell.

Joel Lynch returns from his one match suspension and replaces Peter Clarke at centre half to make the 150th League start of his career. In Peter’s absence, midfielder Keith Southern will Captain the Terriers for the second time.

After an impressive cameo performance as a substitute on Boxing Day, Murray Wallace makes his full Huddersfield Town debut at left back – replacing the injured Calum Woods, who drops out of the squad with the groin injury that forced him off against Blackpool.

Midfielder Chris Atkinson makes his 10th appearance for Huddersfield Town in central midfield, replacing Oliver Norwood.

The final change comes in attack, where loanee Simon Church makes his first appearance for four games at the expense of James Vaughan.

The Terriers look set to line up in their usual 4-4-2 formation this afternoon, with goalkeeper Alex Smithies looking for a sixth clean sheet of the season behind a back four of Murray Wallace, Joel Lynch, Anthony Gerrard and Jack Hunt. Adam Hammill and Adam Clayton will start on the left and right wings respectively with Chris Atkinson partnering skipper Keith Southern in central midfield, leaving Simon Church to partner Jermaine Beckford in attack.

Town’s team vs. Sheffield Wednesday:
1. Alex Smithies
6. Anthony Gerrard
8. Adam Clayton
14. Adam Hammill
15. Murray Wallace
20. Simon Church
21. Jermaine Beckford
24. Keith Southern (c)
31. Chris Atkinson
32. Jack Hunt
33. Joel Lynch

Substitutes: Ian Bennett, Paul Dixon, Oliver Norwood, Peter Clarke, Sean Scannell, Lee Novak, James Vaughan

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