Powell hands Joe Wilkinson senior debut
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell has handed Academy graduate Joe Wilkinson his professional debut in today’s Sky Bet Championship game against Blackburn Rovers; 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The 19 year-old defender, born in Dewsbury, comes in for Manchester United loanee Reece James, who has tweaked his groin.
The Terriers’ starting XI is otherwise unchanged from last weekend’s 4-4 draw at home to Derby County, although James Vaughan returns from injury to sit on the bench at the expense of youngster Philip Billing.
Town’s team vs Blackburn Rovers:
1. Alex Smithies
4. Mark Hudson (c)
7. Sean Scannell
8. Jacob Butterfield
10. Conor Coady
11. Ishmael Miller
21. Nahki Wells
27. Tommy Smith
28. Oscar Gobern
33. Joel Lynch
39. Joe Wilkinson
Joe Murphy, David Edgar, Jonathan Hogg, James Vaughan, Murray Wallace, Joe Lolley, Harry Bunn