Six changes to starting XI
Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins has handed defender Tommy Smith his senior league debut as one of six changes for today’s Sky Bet Championship game at Sheffield Wednesday.
Smith, 21, has previously been an unused substitute for Town in the Championship and started the Capital One Cup game at Hull City in September, but steps in for his first League appearance today. The former Manchester City youngster will play at centre half in place of injured Club Captain Peter Clarke.
Elsewhere Robins has recalled midfielder Adam Clayton and striker Martin Paterson after three and four game absences respectively; they replace Sean Scannell and Danny Ward in the starting eleven.
Jonathan Hogg has recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of Town’s last outing against Birmingham City. The former Watford midfielder takes Keith Southern’s place in the team.
As expected, James Vaughan returns from his three game ban to skipper the side today. As a result, Jon Stead drops out of the squad.
The final change sees Joel Lynch return to the starting line-up, with Swansea City loanee Jazz Richards among the subs.
Town’s team vs. Sheffield Wednesday:
1. Alex Smithies
3. Paul Dixon
4. Oliver Norwood
6. Jonathan Hogg
8. Adam Clayton
9. James Vaughan (c)
12. Adam Hammill
17. Martin Paterson
27. Tommy Smith
33. Joel Lynch
39. Anthony Gerrard
Ian Bennett, Sean Scannell, Oscar Gobern, Danny Ward, Murray Wallace, Jazz Richards, Duane Holmes