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4 August 2017

Wagner names starting line-up for final friendly

- Team named for friendly vs Torino FC
- Billing, Schindler & RVLP start
- Game kicks off at 3pm UK time

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has named his starting line-up for the final friendly game ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League season against Italian Serie A side Torino tonight.

The Terriers will wear the blue and white striped home kit for the game, which will kick-off at 3pm UK time in Jenbach, Austria.

Town look set to play the usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with goalkeeper Jonas Lössl behind a back four of Chris Löwe, Mathias Zanka, captain Tommy Smith and Christopher Schindler, who has recovered from the illness that ruled him out of Tuesday’s friendly draw against VfB Stuttgart.

Philip Billing comes in to partner Aaron Mooy in central midfield, with Rajiv van La Parra starting on the left side of the attacking midfield trio alongside Tom Ince and Elias Kachunga.

Record signing Steve Mounié leads the line again tonight; he’s netted three goals in six pre-season appearances.

Every other available player is a substitute this evening. Jonathan Hogg is in Austria but is ruled out with his ankle injury, while Harry Bunn and trialist Dimitri Cavaré have returned to England. Martin Cranie (hip flexor), Nahki Wells (ankle) and Jon Gorenc Stanković (knee) are still side-lined and did not travel.

Town’s team vs Torino FC:
1. Jonas Lössl
2. Tommy Smith (c)
8. Philip Billing
9. Elias Kachunga
10. Aaron Mooy
15. Chris Löwe
17. Rajiv van La Parra
22. Tom Ince
24. Steve Mounié
25. Mathias Zanka
26. Christopher Schindler

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