Carlos Corberán names his first Sky Bet Championship XI
- Carlos Corberán selects Huddersfield Town for league opener
- Academy graduate Ben Jackson makes Sky Bet Championship debut
- New signing Pipa also starts at right back
Head Coach Carlos Corberán has named his Huddersfield Town side to open the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign against Norwich City today; 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Carlos has handed a Huddersfield Town debut to new signing Pipa, with the 22-year-old former Espanyol man lining up at right back for the first time today.
There are two other changes to the side that faced Rochdale last weekend, with Richard Stearman and Adama Diakhaby coming into the line-up for Romoney Crichlow and Danny Ward; the latter misses out today through injury.
After an impressive pre-season and Club debut against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup last weekend, 19-year-old Academy graduate Ben Jackson also makes his Sky Bet Championship bow against the Canaries this afternoon.
Fraizer Campbell makes a welcome return to the substitutes’ bench today having missed pre-season through injury, where he’s joined by Rarmani Edmonds-Green, who has also recovered from a minor issue. Young Terriers Josh Austerfield and Mustapha Olagunju make way.
Alongside Ward, Corberán is without the services of Ryan Schofield (thumb), Tommy Elphick (knee), Terence Kongolo (foot) and Lewis O’Brien (quad).
Newest recruit Naby Sarr, who joined the Club on Friday evening, is not available as he must quarantine following his arrival from France.
Town’s team vs Norwich City
1. Ben Hamer
3. Harry Toffolo
6. Jonathan Hogg
7. Juninho Bacuna
10. Alex Pritchard
11. Adama Diakhaby
12. Richard Stearman
19. Josh Koroma
26. Christopher Schindler (c)
30. Ben Jackson
Joel Pereira; Isaac Mbenza, Fraizer Campbell, Romoney Crichlow, Jaden Brown, Aaron Rowe, Rarmani Edmonds-Green