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PREVIEW: BRISTOL CITY (H)

23 February 2020

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All you the info you need ahead of Town vs Bristol City

- Town vs Bristol City preview
- A look at Lee Johnson’s side
- Tickets still available for the game

Huddersfield Town return to the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday 25 February 2020 with the visit of Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship; 7.45pm kick-off.

The Terriers will be looking to bounce back from the defeat to Swansea City.

Tuesday night’s game is the first of two home games for Town in quick succession with the visit of Charlton Athletic to come at the weekend.

Danny Cowley’s side will be looking for a response against the Robins having lost the reverse fixture 5-2 at Ashton Gate in November.

THE OPPOSITION

Bristol City come into the game off the back of two defeats. Lee Johnson’s side lost 1-0 to Leeds United at Elland Road before being beaten 3-0 by West Bromwich Albion at home.

The Robins have been in relatively impressive form from their eight Sky Bet Championship games since the turn of the year, picking up 15 points in the process.

Nine of those points have come on the road with victories away at Wigan Athletic, Reading and Queens Park Rangers already in 2020.

Their form means they now occupy 7th place and sit just outside of the Play-Off positions, only behind Preston North End on goal difference.

Manager Lee Johnson took the job in 2016 having played for the Robins for six years during his playing career.

He’s now in his fourth full season at the Club and will look back on the reverse fixture fondly, having seen his Robins side run out 5-2 winners at Ashton Gate.

ONES TO WATCH

Ashley Williams

Williams began his career with Hednesford Town and Stockport County before progressing through the leagues with Swansea City. The central defender made over 350 appearances for Swansea before a move to Everton and a loan spell with Stoke City. The Welsh international joined the Robins on an initial short-term deal in the summer before extending it until the end of the season in November.

Niclas Eliasson

The Swedish-born winger has been Bristol City’s main creative threat since moving to Ashton Gate in August 2017. Before then, he played in his home country, spending time with Falkenbergs FF, IFK Norrköping and AIK. In 2019/20, he currently ranks second in the Sky Bet Championship for assists with 12 behind only Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion (13).

Famara Diédhiou

Having turned professional in 2012, the forward played all of his football in France at the likes of Sochaux, Clermont and Angers, before signing for Lee Johnson’s side in 2017. Since then, the 27-year-old has played over a century of games for the Club, scoring 38 goals, with 11 of those coming so far in 2019/20. Diédhiou plays his international football for Senegal and currently has 10 senior caps to his name for Les Lions de la Téranga.

TEAM NEWS – TOWN

Danny Cowley will detail Huddersfield Town’s latest team news during his press conference on Monday 24 February 2020.

Town’s manager was without Tommy Elphick (knee), Kamil Grabara (head) and Fraizer Campbell (illness) during Town’s game against Swansea City.

TEAM NEWS – BRISTOL CITY

Captain Korey Smith has been unavailable with a knee issue. Strikers Marley Watkins (calf) and Benik Afobe (knee) are also unavailable.

TICKETS

Tickets for Tuesday night’s game are still available – CLICK HERE to get yours!

KIT

Town will be back in the blue-and-white stripes for the visit of the Robins – CLICK HERE to buy yours!

iFOLLOW HTAFC

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 but unable to make it to the match will be able to watch the match live with a Match Pass for £10.


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