Town players continue to build up minutes in second friendly
David Wagner will extend several of the Town players’ minutes on the pitch to 60 today in the second pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018/19 campaign at Accrington Stanley this afternoon.
The majority of the starting XI will play the opening hour of today’s game, with a few planned exceptions like goalkeeper Ben Hamer and first-half captain Jonathan Hogg.
At that stage, most of the substitutes will play the final 30. That includes Terence Kongolo, who trained yesterday without issue after picking up a knock at Bury.
Town’s World Cup quartet - Jonas Lössl, Aaron Mooy, Ramadan Sobhi and Zanka – are still on extended leave after their summer exploits.
Ryan Schofield, Scott Malone, Juninho Bacuna, Rajiv van La Parra and Danny Williams are not involved as Town take no risks with players feeling knocks or returning from injury.
New signing Erik Durm isn’t involved after signing for the Club late last night.
Town’s starting XI vs Accrington Stanley
12. Ben Hamer
6. Jonathan Hogg (c)
8. Philip Billing
20. Laurent Depoitre
21. Alex Pritchard
23. Collin Quaner
26. Christopher Schindler
27. Jon Gorenc Stanković
28. Sean Scannell
32. Jordan Williams
33. Florent Hadergjonaj
Joel Coleman, Gabriel Rosario; Tommy Smith, Terence Kongolo, Elias Kachunga, Tom Ince, Chris Löwe, Steve Mounié, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Matty Daly, Lewis O’Brien, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Michael Hefele