Diakhaby makes Terriers debut in latest friendly
- Adam Diakhaby makes Town debut vs Darmstadt
- Aaron Mooy also returns to the bench
- All fit players not involved yesterday start
Latest recruit Adama Diakhaby will make his Huddersfield Town debut this afternoon in the Terriers’ final friendly of their stay in Germany against SV Darmstadt 98.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has trained with his new teammates for the last two days and will start today’s match against the 2. Bundesliga side on the wing.
Abdelhamid Sabiri – a former player at Darmstadt – is the only player who started a game in yesterday’s Interwetten Cup to begin today’s game, whilst the substitutes’ bench is almost identical.
The one exception to that rule is Aaron Mooy, who is a substitute following his return from extended leave after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Jonas Lössl and Zanka are still on leave – although they return to Huddersfield next week – whilst Juninho Bacuna, Danny Williams and Erik Durm are all still building up to full fitness.
Town’s team vs SV Darmstadt 98
12. Ben Hamer
2. Tommy Smith (c)
3. Scott Malone
8. Philip Billing
17. Rajiv van La Parra
21. Alex Pritchard
24. Steve Mounié
26. Christopher Schindler
28. Adama Diakhaby
29. Abdelhamid Sabiri
44. Michael Hefele
Gabriel Rosario, Aaron Mooy, Ramadan Sobhi, Jordan Williams, Rarmani Edmonds-Green
TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc face @sv98 for the final pre-season game on tour in Germany & this is how the Terriers line-up!— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) July 22, 2018
Adama Diakhaby is given his Town debut whilst @AaronMooy is on the bench having joined up with the squad on Thursday after the World Cup.