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TEAM NEWS: LEEDS UTD vs TOWN

19 March 2016

Wagner makes five changes to starting XI

- David Wagner makes five changes to starting XI
- Lynch, Husband, Billing, Paterson & van La Parra in
- Cranie, Davidson, Huws, Matmour & Scannell out

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has made five changes to his starting XI for today’s Sky Bet Championship game at Leeds United; 3pm kick-off at Elland Road.

After a hamstring injury and a three game absence, Joel Lynch returns to the defence today; replacing Martin Cranie at centre back.

There’s another change in the back four, as one-time Leeds United Academy player James Husband comes in at left back for Jason Davidson.

19 year-old Philip Billing’s 10th professional appearance comes in today’s West Yorkshire derby; after being ruled out by illness and suspension for the last four games, he replaced Emyr Huws to play alongside Dean Whitehead.

The final two changes come in the attacking areas, as Jamie Paterson replaces Karim Matmour and Rajiv van La Parra gets his Huddersfield Town debut at the expense of Sean Scannell.

Town’s team vs Leeds United:
1. Jed Steer
2. Tommy Smith
4. Dean Whitehead
5. Mark Hudson (c)
8. Jamie Paterson
15. James Husband
18. Joe Lolley
21. Nahki Wells
24. Rajiv van La Parra
29. Philip Billing
33. Joel Lynch

Substitutes:
Joe Murphy, Jason Davidson, Sean Scannell, Karim Matmour, Martin Cranie, Emyr Huws, Harry Bunn

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