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15 December 2015

Wagner makes four changes to starting XI

- Wagner makes four changes to starting XI
- First start in 19 months for Duane Holmes
- Cranie has thigh injury, so Lynch comes in

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has freshened up his starting XI with four changes for tonight’s Sky Bet Championship game at home to Rotherham United; 7.45pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The first change comes in defence, where Joel Lynch completes his comeback from a hamstring injury to make his first appearance of Wagner’s reign. He replaces Martin Cranie, who is ruled out tonight due to a thigh problem.

The second switch comes in central midfield, where 21 year-old Academy graduate Duane Holmes (pictured above) makes his third start for the Club – and first since late April 2014 – in place of the injured Emyr Huws (hamstring).

After scoring a superb goal against Bristol City at the weekend, Harry Bunn is restored to the starting XI in place of Joe Lolley. Lolley is on the bench tonight, having just started three consecutive games for the first time in his Town career.

Change number four sees Mustapha Carayol start his first game in four at the expense of Jamie Paterson

Town’s team vs Rotherham United:
1. Jed Steer
2. Tommy Smith
5. Mark Hudson (c)
6. Jonathan Hogg
7. Sean Scannell
10. Mustapha Carayol
17. Harry Bunn
19. Duane Holmes
21. Nahki Wells
25. Ben Chilwell
33. Joel Lynch

Lloyd Allinson, Jason Davidson, Jamie Paterson, Ishmael Miller, Murray Wallace, Joe Lolley, Kyle Dempsey

Admission to tonight's game is just £10 at the gate in most areas!

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