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TEAM NEWS: WATFORD vs TOWN

16 January 2021

Four changes to the last league line-up

- Huddersfield Town side named to face Watford
- Head Coach Carlos Corberán makes four changes to side vs Reading
- Álex Vallejo and Rolando Aarons make first Championship starts for Town

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán has made four changes to the last league line-up for today’s Sky Bet Championship game at Watford; 3pm kick-off at Vicarage Road.

As Carlos explained in his pre-match press conference, he is without Naby Sarr (knee), Carel Eiting (knee) and Isaac Mbenza (Achilles) today. Unfortunately, former Watford man Jonathan Hogg has joined them on the sidelines with a hip issue.

Their absences hand opportunities to others today, with Álex Vallejo and Rolando Aarons coming in for their first Sky Bet Championship starts.

Álex – who turns 29 today – plays after an impressive first start in last weekend’s Emirates FA Cup game against Plymouth Argyle, and today will be his fourth competitive appearance for the Terriers.

Both the goal-scorers from last weekend also come into the team today, with Romoney Crichlow and Aaron Rowe starting.

Harry Toffolo captains the team today on the 200th start of his career in all domestic competitions.

Danny Ward makes a welcome return to the squad as a substitute today following his hamstring injury. His last Town goals came at Vicarage Road; a hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Watford on 3 May 2014.

Two players who featured in the Emirates FA Cup last Saturday could make their first Championship appearances for the Club today; central midfielder Josh Austerfield and Wales Under-17 international winger Pat Jones. They’re joined by Scott High, who is back in the squad after returning from his loan spell at Shrewsbury Town, where he made 17 appearances.

Corberán is without Tommy Elphick, Jonathan Hogg, Alex Pritchard, Adama Diakhaby, Richard Stearman, Carel Eiting, Isaac Mbenza, Josh Koroma, Danny Grant, Naby Sarr and Christopher Schindler due to injury this afternoon.

Town’s team vs Watford
31. Ryan Schofield
2. Pipa
3. Harry Toffolo (c)
5. Álex Vallejo
7. Juninho Bacuna
8. Lewis O’Brien
16. Rolando Aarons
22. Fraizer Campbell
27. Romoney Crichlow
29. Aaron Rowe
35. Rarmani Edmonds-Green

Substitutes
Joel Pereira; Demeaco Duhaney, Danny Ward, Jaden Brown, Josh Austerfield, Kieran Phillips, Mustapha Olagunju, Pat Jones, Scott High


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