David Wagner names side to face the Italians
Zanka makes his first appearance of pre-season in Town’s penultimate pre-season friendly against Italian Serie A side Bologna FC 1909 today; 5pm (UK) kick-off in Brixen Im Thale, Austria.
The Danish international, who was given extended leave this summer after his exploits in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starts at centre back this afternoon.
Florent Hadergjonaj starts the game on his 24th birthday alongside summer recruits Ben Hamer, Terence Kongolo, Adama Diakhaby and Ramadan Sobhi.
Jonas Lössl is among the substitutes today, as is fit-again midfielder Juninho Bacuna after his slight knee issue.
Most players in the match day squad are expected to get minutes at some point during the game, in which Town will wear the new yellow alternative kit.
Town’s team vs Bologna FC 1909
12. Ben Hamer
5. Terence Kongolo
8. Philip Billing
10. Aaron Mooy
11. Adama Diakhaby
14. Ramadan Sobhi
20. Laurent Depoitre
21. Alex Pritchard
25. Mathias Zanka
26. Christopher Schindler (c)
33. Florent Hadergjonaj
Jonas Lössl; Tommy Smith, Jonathan Hogg, Juninho Bacuna, Elias Kachunga, Chris Löwe, Rajiv van La Parra, Steve Mounié, Jon Gorenc Stanković, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Jordan Williams, Lewis O’Brien, Rarmani Edmonds-Green