Four changes to the starting XI
- Town's line-up named at Reading
- David Wagner makes four changes to starting XI
- Kyle Dempsey makes 50th career start
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has made four changes to his starting XI for tonight’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round replay against Reading; 8pm kick-off at the Madejski Stadium.
Kyle Dempsey makes the 50th start of his career tonight as a replacement for Harry Bunn, who hasn’t travelled to Berkshire due to an ankle injury.
As expected, Joe Murphy also returns to the line-up in place of Jed Steer, who cannot play in the competition for Town as per the terms of his loan from Aston Villa.
The other two changes come in defence, where Joel Lynch and Jason Davidson – who were rested against Fulham at the weekend – come in for James Husband and Martin Cranie.
After a nine game absence due to a knee injury sustained at Birmingham City in December, Dean Whitehead returns to the substitutes’ bench tonight.
Town’s team vs Reading:
13. Joe Murphy
2. Tommy Smith
3. Jason Davidson
5. Mark Hudson (c)
6. Jonathan Hogg
8. Jamie Paterson
16. Emyr Huws
18. Joe Lolley
21. Nahki Wells
22. Kyle Dempsey
33. Joel Lynch
Lloyd Allinson, Dean Whitehead, Ishmael Miller, Martin Cranie, James Husband, Duane Holmes, Flo Bojaj