Carlos Corberán names his first competitive Town team
- Huddersfield Town side named to face Rochdale
- Carabao Cup game is Carlos Corberán’s first competitive match for Town
- Two Young Terriers make their competitive debuts!
Head Coach Carlos Corberán has named his side for his first competitive match in charge of Huddersfield Town; today’s 3pm Carabao Cup kick-off against Rochdale.
The Spaniard has handed competitive Huddersfield Town debuts to two Academy graduates who have impressed during pre-season; defender Romoney Crichlow and midfielder Ben Jackson.
Crichlow, 21, will line up alongside Club Captain Christopher Schindler at centre half today. He has played senior football for Enfield Borough, Bradford (Park Avenue), Hartlepool United and Welling United, but today will be his first competitive appearance in Town colours.
Jackson, 19, will start in central midfield. He spent the majority of the 2019/20 season on loan in the Vanarama National League with Stockport County, and will make his first Town start today having been an unused substitute twice last season.
There’s also a first home start for 19-year-old Aaron Rowe, who has previously started two away games for the Terriers.
Alongside Schindler, the Terriers also welcome Jonathan Hogg back from a small injury issue this afternoon. The long-serving midfielder starts, whilst Adama Diakhaby and Isaac Mbenza return to the match day squad as substitutes.
The returning Danny Ward starts in attack, whilst fellow summer recruit Joel Pereira – who played for Rochdale on loan previously – is among the substitutes.
Another two potential debutants – centre back Mustapha Olagunju and midfielder Josh Austerfield – are among the subs too.
Town’s team vs Rochdale
1. Ben Hamer
3. Harry Toffolo
6. Jonathan Hogg
7. Juninho Bacuna
10. Alex Pritchard
19. Josh Koroma
25. Danny Ward
26. Christopher Schindler (c)
27. Romoney Crichlow
29. Aaron Rowe
30. Ben Jackson
Joel Pereira; Adama Diakhaby, Richard Stearman, Isaac Mbenza, Jaden Brown, Josh Austerfield, Mustapha Olagunju