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6 August 2013

Robins makes three changes to starting XI

Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins has made three changes to his starting XI for tonight’s Capital One Cup First Round game at home to Bradford City; 7.45pm kick-off. 

Summer arrival Jake Carroll (pictured) has been handed his competitive Huddersfield Town debut this evening, replacing Scotland international Paul Dixon in the line-up.

Fit-again Anthony Gerrard also makes his first start of the season, replacing Oscar Gobern in the eleven.

The final change comes in midfield, where Northern Ireland international Oliver Norwood replaces Sean Scannell.

Town look set to change formation to 3-5-2 tonight, with goalkeeper Alex Smithies behind the trio of centre halves Joel Lynch, Captain Peter Clarke and Anthony Gerrard. 

Home debutant Jonathan Hogg is in central midfield alongside Oliver Norwood and Adam Clayton, who is making his 50th Huddersfield Town start this evening, with Jake Carroll operating as left wing-back and Jack Hunt on the right side.

Up front, Martin Paterson makes his home debut alongside James Vaughan.

Jon Stead returns from injury to take his place among the substitutes this evening.

Town’s team vs. Bradford City:
1. Alex Smithies
4. Oliver Norwood
5. Peter Clarke (c)
6. Jonathan Hogg
8. Adam Clayton
9. James Vaughan
17. Martin Paterson
25. Jake Carroll
32. Jack Hunt
33. Joel Lynch
39. Anthony Gerrard

Ian Bennett, Sean Scannell, Danny Ward, Adam Hammill, Jon Stead, Murray Wallace, Cristian Lopez

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