Robins makes three changes to starting XI
Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins has made three changes to his starting XI for today’s npower Championship game at home to Peterborough United; 3pm kick-off.
With Jack Hunt nursing the hamstring injury that forced him off after 15 minutes during the midweek game at Bolton Wanderers, Calum Woods comes in to deputise as expected at right back; it’s the Liverpudlian’s first start in six games.
Elsewhere centre back Anthony Gerrard drops out of the team after picking up a calf injury during a challenge from Bolton forward David Ngog on Tuesday night. His place in the side is taken by Scotland Under-21 international Murray Wallace (pictured), who makes his seventh appearance for the Club – his first in 15 League games.
The final change also comes through injury; Danny Ward is on the sidelines today after hurting his groin in training on Friday, so Scott Arfield takes his place in his first start for eight games.
Town’s side is expected to maintain its 4-2-3-1 formation this afternoon, with goalkeeper Alex Smithies protected by a back four of Paul Dixon, Murray Wallace, Captain Peter Clarke and Calum Woods. Oscar Gobern and Oliver Norwood will form the central midfield duo behind Sean Scannell on the left, Neil Danns through the centre and Scott Arfield on the right. Top scorer James Vaughan will lead the line again in attack.
The three vacated spots among the substitutes go to Joel Lynch, Chris Atkinson and Alan Lee.
Town’s team vs. Peterborough United:
1. Alex Smithies
2. Calum Woods
3. Paul Dixon
4. Oliver Norwood
5. Peter Clarke (c)
7. Sean Scannell
10. Oscar Gobern
15. Murray Wallace
16. Scott Arfield
18. James Vaughan
20. Neil Danns
Substitutes: Ian Bennett, Lee Novak, Tom Clarke, Alan Lee, Jermaine Beckford, Chris Atkinson, Joel Lynch