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5 January 2019

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Jason Puncheon makes his Huddersfield Town debut

- Huddersfield Town team named to face Bristol City in Emirates FA Cup
- New loan signing Jason Puncheon makes his Terriers debut
- Ben Hamer, Jon Gorenc Stanković & Adama Diakhaby also start

New loan signing Jason Puncheon makes his Huddersfield Town debut in tonight’s Emirates FA Cup game against Bristol City; 5.30pm kick-off at Ashton Gate.

The 32-year-old was signed in time to be eligible for today’s game and has been given permission to feature in the competition for the Terriers by parent club Crystal Palace.

As Head Coach David Wagner explained in his pre-match press conference, goalkeeper Ben Hamer makes his first start since the Premier League game against Cardiff City on 25 August 2018, facing the Club that he supported growing up.

There’s also a first start for Slovenian Under-21 international Jon Gorenc Stanković since the Carabao Cup game at Stoke City on 28 August, whilst Adama Diakhaby makes his first competitive appearance since the home game with Liverpool on 20 October.

Chris Löwe, Erik Durm, Juninho Bacuna and Laurent Depoitre also come into the side this evening.

There’s a very strong bench for Town tonight, whilst Academy defender Demeaco Duhaney has travelled with the First Team squad for the first time as 19th man.

Wagner is without the services of Tommy Smith (hamstring), Aaron Mooy (knee), Danny Williams (knee), Christopher Schindler (suspended) and Abdelhamid Sabiri (collarbone) tonight.

Town’s team vs Bristol City
12. Ben Hamer
6. Jonathan Hogg (c)
7. Juninho Bacuna
9. Elias Kachunga
11. Adama Diakhaby
15. Chris Löwe
20. Laurent Depoitre
25. Zanka
27. Jon Gorenc Stanković
37. Erik Durm
42. Jason Puncheon

Jonas Lössl; Terence Kongolo, Philip Billing, Isaac Mbenza, Alex Pritchard, Steve Mounié, Florent Hadergjonaj

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