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TEAM NEWS: TOWN vs BURTON ALBION

1 April 2017

Wagner makes five changes to starting XI

- David Wagner makes five changes to starting XI
- Joe Lolley & Jack Payne make home league starts
- Michael Hefele, Dean Whitehead & Collin Quaner in

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has made five changes to the starting XI for today’s Sky Bet Championship game at home to Burton Albion; 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Wagner has handed the attacking duo of Joe Lolley (pictured above) and Jack Payne their first Sky Bet Championship starts at the John Smith’s Stadium since the opening day win over Brentford back in August. They replace Elias Kachunga, who is a substitute, and the injured Izzy Brown.

Dean Whitehead also returns for his first league start since the away draw at Barnsley on 25 February; he partners Aaron Mooy in the engine room. Jonathan Hogg isn’t in the squad today following the neck injury he sustained at Bristol City.

After illness ruled him out of the defeat at Ashton Gate, Michael Hefele returns at centre back in place of Mark Hudson, who is a substitute today.

The final change comes in attack, where Collin Quaner starts in place of Nahki Wells.

Rajiv van La Parra starts again today on the left wing; it’s the Dutchman’s 100th Sky Bet Championship game.

Town’s team vs Burton Albion:
1. Danny Ward
2. Tommy Smith
4. Dean Whitehead (c)
10. Aaron Mooy
15. Chris Löwe
16. Jack Payne
17. Rajiv van La Parra
18. Joe Lolley
23. Collin Quaner
26. Christopher Schindler
44. Michael Hefele

Substitutes:
Joel Coleman, Mark Hudson, Philip Billing, Elias Kachunga, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Martin Cranie, Nahki Wells

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