Wagner makes eight changes from Port Vale XI- David Wagner makes eight changes to Town XI
- Billing, Brown & Payne retain places from Port Vale win
- Tommy Smith captains the Terriers again today
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner has made eight changes to the starting XI for today’s Sky Bet Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday; 3pm kick-off at Hillsborough.
As expected, Wagner has shuffled his pack again from the side that started last Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup win over Port Vale, with only Philip Billing, Izzy Brown and Jack Payne retaining their places.
That gives recent loan recruit Brown a first Sky Bet Championship start for the Terriers, whilst attacking midfielder Payne starts a third successive game for the first time since joining the Club in the summer.
Wagner has brought goalkeeper Danny Ward; defenders Chris Löwe, Christopher Schindler, Michael Hefele and Tommy Smith; midfielder Aaron Mooy and attackers Elias Kachunga (pictured above) and Nahki Wells back into the team.
Smith captains the side today on the ground where he made his Town league debut back in November 2013.
Jonathan Hogg (quad), Sean Scannell (ankle), Rajiv van La Parra (knee), Joe Murphy (finger) and Kasey Palmer (hamstring) are all ruled out through injury.
Town’s team vs Sheffield Wednesday:
1. Danny Ward
2. Tommy Smith (c)
8. Philip Billing
9. Elias Kachunga
10. Aaron Mooy
15. Chris Löwe
16. Jack Payne
21. Nahki Wells
26. Christopher Schindler
37. Isaiah Brown
44. Michael Hefele
Joel Coleman, Dean Whitehead, Mark Hudson, Harry Bunn, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Martin Cranie, Joe Lolley
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