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TEAM NEWS: WATFORD vs TOWN

27 October 2018

Club News

TEAM NEWS: WATFORD vs TOWN

27 October 2018

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Wagner makes one change to the starting XI

- David Wagner names Huddersfield Town XI to face Watford
- Isaac Mbenza makes his first Premier League start
- Florent Hadergjonaj makes his way to the bench

Isaac Mbenza makes his first Premier League start as the only change to Town’s starting line-up for today’s Premier League game at Watford; 3pm kick-off at Vicarage Road.

After five increasingly impressive displays from the bench in the top flight, the 22-year-old Belgian comes into the team in place of Florent Hadergjonaj, who is among the substitutes this afternoon.

The team is otherwise unchanged from the XI that performed so well in last weekend’s game against Liverpool, meaning Alex Pritchard makes the 150th league appearance of his career today.

Jonathan Hogg captains the Terriers against his former club; he made 84 appearances for the Hornets before moving to West Yorkshire in the summer of 2013.

There are a couple of notable additions to the substitutes’ bench for David Wagner today. Egyptian international Ramadan Sobhi completes his return from a troublesome knee issue and sits alongside Collin Quaner, who makes his first appearance of the season in a Premier League match day squad.

David Wagner is without Tommy Smith (training after groin injury), Terence Kongolo (hamstring), Rajiv van La Parra (illness), Danny Williams (knee) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (illness) today.

Town’s team vs Watford
1. Jonas Lössl
6. Jonathan Hogg (c)
8. Philip Billing
10. Aaron Mooy
15. Chris Löwe
18. Isaac Mbenza
20. Laurent Depoitre
21. Alex Pritchard
25. Zanka
26. Christopher Schindler
37. Erik Durm

Substitutes
Ben Hamer, Juninho Bacuna, Ramadan Sobhi, Collin Quaner, Steve Mounié, Jon Gorenc Stanković, Florent Hadergjonaj


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