Church brought in for Town debut
Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson has handed new boy Simon Church a full debut as one of three changes to the team for today’s npower Championship Yorkshire derby at Barnsley.
The Reading loanee comes in on the right of midfield as a replacement for former Barnsley man Adam Hammill as Town look set to switch to a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon.
Elsewhere Jack Hunt returns at right back after his two match suspension and will make the 100th League appearance of his fledgling career at the expense of Calum Woods.
The final change comes in attack, where fit-again Jermaine Beckford comes in; midfielder Oliver Norwood is the man to make way.
Town should line up in a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon with Alex Smithies behind a back four of Paul Dixon, Joel Lynch, skipper Peter Clarke and Jack Hunt. Sean Scannell and Simon Church will start on the left and right wings with Keith Southern and Adam Clayton forming the central midfield duo, leaving Jermaine Beckford to partner top scorer Lee Novak in attack.
Town’s team vs. Barnsley:
1. Alex Smithies
3. Paul Dixon
5. Peter Clarke (c)
7. Sean Scannell
8. Adam Clayton
9. Lee Novak
20. Simon Church
21. Jermaine Beckford
24. Keith Southern
32. Jack Hunt
33. Joel Lynch
Substitutes: Ian Bennett, Calum Woods, Oliver Norwood, Anthony Gerrard, Danny Ward, Adam Hammill, Alan Lee