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MATCH PREVIEW: BOURNEMOUTH (A)

15 November 2017

Following the international break, Town return to Premier League action this weekend as they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Both sides will go into the game on the back of a win having sealed 1-0 victories over West Brom and Newcastle United respectively in their final games before the break.

THE OPPONENT

Bournemouth currently sit one point above the relegation zone having won three of their opening eleven games this season against Brighton, Stoke and Newcastle.

The Cherries have notched seven times from their opening games with two of those coming in their 2-1 victory over Stoke towards the end of August.

Having seen off Middlesbrough in the fourth-round of the Carabao Cup, Bournemouth have a quarter-final tie against Chelsea to look forward to on the 20 December 2017.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Andrew Surman leads the goal tally for the Cherries this season having notched twice from their opening games. The midfielder grabbed his first goal as a second-half equaliser during his man of the match performance against Brighton where his side came back from a goal down to win 2-1.

Having spent time on loan at Bournemouth last season scoring three times from his ten apperances before being recalled in January, Nathan Aké re-joined the Cherries on a permanent basis for a Club record fee in the Summer. The Dutch defender made his breakthrough in 2015/16 on loan at Watford where he made 24 apperances in the Premier League.

NEW SIGNING

With 170 Premier League goals to his name, Jermaine Defoe has appeared at least once during the last 20 consecutive Premier League seasons. Having scored 15 goals in a relegated Sunderland side last season, the London-born forward signed for Bournemouth on a free transfer in the summer and has scored once this season for the Cherries.

BOURNEMOUTH’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE XI VS NEWCASTLE (4-4-2)

GK: Asmir Begovic

LB: Charlie Daniels
CB: Nathan Aké
CB: Steve Cook
RB: Simon Francis

LM: Marc Pugh
CM: Harry Arter
CM: Andrew Surman
RM: Jordan Ibe

ST: Joshua King
ST: Callum Wilson

TEAM NEWS – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN:

David Wagner will give an update on the availability of his squad during tomorrow’s pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s encounter.

Kasey Palmer continued his recovery from a hamstring injury playing 45 minutes for Huddersfield Town’s Under-23 side in its 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.

The Terriers will be unable to call upon Phillip Billing (ankle), Jon Gorenc Stanković (knee) and Michael Hefele (Achilles) who are all still recovering from their respective injuries.

TEAM NEWS – BOURNEMOUTH:

Eddie Howe is likely to be without Tyrone Mings, Brad Smith, Junior Stanislas and Benik Afobe when they welcome Town to the Vitality on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Joshua King made a return to action from injury for the Cherries in their 1-0 victory over Newcastle before the international break and is likely to feature.

KIT

Huddersfield Town will play in its blue and white home strip for the encounter at the Vitality Stadium.

TICKET INFORMATION

Huddersfield Town has sold out its full allocation of 1,325 tickets for the game, but coach tickets are still available from the Ticket Office which you can purchase in person or over the phone on 01484 484123.

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