Beckford starts in Town’s only change
Huddersfield Town Manager has brought Jermaine Beckford back into the starting XI for today’s npower Championship game at home to Hull City; 5.20pm kick-off in front of the live Sky TV cameras.
Beckford, fresh from earning his first two caps for Jamaica during the international break, makes his first start for the Terriers in 14 games following his troublesome hamstring injury at the expense of Danny Ward, who drops to the bench.
Otherwise the Terriers are unchanged from the 2-1 West Yorkshire derby win at Leeds United a fortnight ago.
Alex Smithies will make the 150th League start of his career this afternoon behind a back four of Paul Dixon, Captain Peter Clarke, Jack Hunt and former Hull City Player of the Year Anthony Gerrard on his 300th League appearance of his career.
Oscar Gobern and Oliver Norwood will continue in central midfield with Adam Clayton in a slightly more advanced position, with nine goal top scorer James Vaughan and Neil Danns flanking the returning Beckford in attack.
Town’s team vs. Hull City:
1. Alex Smithies
3. Paul Dixon
4. Oliver Norwood
5. Peter Clarke (c)
6. Anthony Gerrard
8. Adam Clayton
10. Oscar Gobern
18. James Vaughan
20. Neil Danns
21. Jermaine Beckford
32. Jack Hunt
Substitutes: Ian Bennett, Calum Woods, Sean Scannell, Lee Novak, Danny Ward, Murray Wallace, Theo Robinson