Scannell comes in for Beckford
Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson has made one enforced change to his starting XI for tonight’s npower Championship home clash against Leicester City; 7.45pm kick-off.
With the on-loan Jermaine Beckford unable to feature against his parent club, Sean Scannell comes in for his first start since picking up an injury during the 2-0 home win over Burnley back in August.
Otherwise Town are unchanged, but could switch to a 4-3-3 formation for the clash with the Foxes, but in any case goalkeeper Alex Smithies will be protected by a back four of Paul Dixon, skipper Peter Clarke – making his 450th career appearance tonight – Anthony Gerrard and Jack Hunt.
On the 100th start of his career Adam Clayton is expected to move infield to form a midfield trio alongside the in-form Oliver Norwood and Keith Southern, leaving Danny Ward and Sean Scannell to flank Lee Novak in attack.
Town’s team vs. Leicester City:
1. Alex Smithies
3. Paul Dixon
4. Oliver Norwood
5. Peter Clarke (c)
6. Anthony Gerrard
7. Sean Scannell
8. Adam Clayton
9. Lee Novak
11. Danny Ward
24. Keith Southern
32. Jack Hunt
Substitutes: Ian Bennett, Calum Woods, Murray Wallace, Scott Arfield, Alan Lee, Anton Robinson, Jimmy Spencer