Everything you need to know ahead of Town vs Hull
- Preview ahead of Town vs Hull City
- All the info on Grant McCann’s side
- Tickets still available for the game
Danny Cowley’s Huddersfield Town host Hull City on Saturday 5 October 2019 looking to build on their first win of the season.
The Terriers go into Saturday afternoon’s Yorkshire derby at the John Smith’s Stadium (3pm kick-off) off the back of a 1-0 win against Stoke City.
Juninho Bacuna fired a late strike into the back of the bet to give the Cowleys their first win in charge of the Terriers.
Last time out at the John Smith’s Stadium, Town picked up their first point under the Cowley brothers following a 1-1 draw with Millwall.
The Tigers come into this game in good form unbeaten in their last five Sky Bet Championship games – winning two of them.
The midweek 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday meant they moved up to 13th place in the table.
The 3-0 win over Luton Town two and a half weeks (21 September 2019) ago has been the Club’s only victory on their travels during the campaign.
The Tigers have scored in all but one of their Sky Bet Championship games this season, keeping two clean sheets – both coming in their last three games.
The last time the two sides met was in April 2016 and the game finished 2-2. The Terriers’ last win over Hull was in September 2004. Town won 4-0 that day after goals from Pawel Abbott, Rob Edwards, Chris Brandon and Andy Booth.
ONES TO WATCH
The English forward joined Hull City from his hometown club Hereford United in 2014 and has developed his game, breaking through to the senior squad in 2016. Since making his First Team debut three years ago, he’s proved to be a key asset for the Tigers, scoring 22 Sky Bet Championship goals in 2018/19 and has already re-discovered that goal-scoring form in the early stages of this season, with five goals already added to his tally.
The Polish international has been a key player since joining from Stade Rennais midway through the 2016/17 season. Since then he’s played over 100 games for Hull, scoring 22 goals, with all 22 coming in the Sky Bet Championship. He has scored four goals in 10 league games so far this season.
Eaves was one of the Tigers’ permanent signings joining from Gillingham on a free transfer. The forward netted 17 and 21 goals in respective seasons in Sky Bet League 1 during his two year stay at the Gills. He made his Hull City debut off the bench on the opening day of the season in a 2-1 away defeat to Swansea City. He scored his first goal of the season against Sheffield Wednesday mid-week.
TEAM NEWS – TOWN
Cowley provided a positive injury update in his latest press conference and explained that Terence Kongolo and Alex Pritchard could be available after their respective injuries.
Collin Quaner could be unavailable due to his hip injury.
TEAM NEWS – HULL CITY
Hull City Head Coach Grant McCann ruled out defender Callum Elder and midfielder Jon Toral this weekend as the pair begin to return from their respective injury problems.
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Huddersfield Town fans that live outside the UK can watch the game live with an International Match Pass for £5.
Supporters who are in the UK will be able to listen to in-game commentary from the John Smith’s Stadium if they purchase an Audio Match Pass. The audio commentary is also available to those supporters who have monthly or season iFollow HTAFC passes.