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TEAM NEWS: STOKE CITY vs TOWN

20 January 2018

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Wagner hands start to Pritchard as one of three changes

Alex Pritchard makes his first ever Premier League start as David Wagner makes three changes to Town’s starting XI for today’s Premier League game at Stoke City; 3pm kick-off at bet365 Stadium.

The 24 year-old has previously made five top-flight starts for a combination of Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and Town, but today will be his first start. He comes in for Joe Lolley.

Elsewhere in the side, Florent Hadergjonaj makes his first appearance of 2018 – and his first start since the 0-0 draw with Burnley – at right back in place of Tommy Smith. As a result, Jonathan Hogg captains the side today.

The final change comes in attack, where record signing Steve Mounié returns in place of Laurent Depoitre to make his first start since the New Year’s Day game at Leicester City.

On the one-year anniversary of his arrival at Huddersfield Town from Union Berlin, Collin Quaner returns from his hamstring injury to take a place among the substitutes.

Sean Scannell (groin), Elias Kachunga (knee), Martin Cranie (ankle) and Joe Lolley (hamstring) are all unavailable today.

Town’s team vs Stoke City
1. Jonas Lössl
3. Scott Malone
6. Jonathan Hogg (c)
10. Aaron Mooy
17. Rajiv van La Parra
21. Alex Pritchard
22. Tom Ince
24. Steve Mounié
25. Mathias Zanka
26. Christopher Schindler
33. Florent Hadergjonaj

Substitutes
Joel Coleman, Tommy Smith, Terence Kongolo, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Danny Williams, Laurent Depoitre, Collin Quaner


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