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2021/22 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP OPPONENTS CONFIRMED

3 June 2021

Who will Town face during the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign?

- Huddersfield Town’s 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship opponents confirmed
- Learn more about Town’s opponents next season
- Best way to watch Town at home next season is to buy a Season Card

How much do you know about Huddersfield Town’s opponents for the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign?

Following the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Finals, the Terriers now know which 23 teams will join them in the second tier of English football.

Barnsley

The Tykes finished fifth in the Sky Bet Championship during the 2020/21 campaign finishing with 78 points from 46 games.

Barnsley faced Swansea in the Play-off Semi-Final but lost 2-1 on aggregate to the Swans.

Under the guidance of Valérien Ismaël, the Tykes flourished last season with their skipper Alex Mowatt being named in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year.

Birmingham City

Managed by Lee Bowyer, who was appointed in March this year, Birmingham City finished 18th in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

The Blues picked up 52 points from 46 games in the 2020/21 campaign. Bowyer helped guide the Blues away from the relegation zone and potential danger.

Blackburn Rovers

Tony Mowbray guided Blackburn Rovers to a 15th place finish in the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship table with 57 points from 46 matches.

Goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski was awarded the Club’s Player of the Season prize after impressing between the sticks which saw him receive call-ups to the Belgium National Squad.

Blackpool

Blackpool are back in the Sky Bet Championship after beating Lincoln City 2-1 in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off Final.

The Seasiders return to the second tier of English football after a six-year absence.

Managed by Neil Critchley, they finished third in Sky Bet League 1. Jerry Yates was their main man scoring 21 goals and setting up another eight for his teammates.

AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries were denied an immediate return to the top-flight after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals.

AFC Bournemouth collected 77 points from 46 games which saw them finish sixth in the table last term.
Asmir Begovic and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld were named in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year.

Bristol City

Bristol City finished 19th in the Sky Bet Championship last season, one place above the Terriers.

The Robins, who are managed by Nigel Pearson, finished with 51 points from 46 games, losing their final four games of the season.

Cardiff City

Following the departure of Neil Harris, Cardiff City turned to the vastly experienced Mick McCarthy who helped the Bluebirds secure an eighth-place finish last season.

Cardiff finished the season with 68 points from 46 games, going unbeaten in their final five games of the season.

Kieffer Moore was their stand-out man scoring 20 goals, whilst on-loan winger Harry Wilson chipped in with 11 assists.

Coventry City

Following their promotion from Sky Bet League 1, Coventry finished 16th last campaign picking up 55 points from 46 games.

The Sky Blues returned to the second tier for the first time since 2012, scoring 49 goals along the way.

Derby County

Derby finished one place below the Terriers, collecting 44 points from 46 matches during the 2020/21 campaign, staying up on the final day of the season.

Midfielder Graeme Shinnie received the Club’s Player of the Season award after racking up 43 appearances and finding net three times during the 2020/21 campaign.

Fulham

After a one-year stay in the Premier League, Fulham were relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship.

The Cottagers battled valiantly under Scott Parker but finished the season in 18th place with 28 points from 38 games, 11 points from safety.

Hull City

Hull City returned to the Sky Bet Championship after topping the Sky Bet League 1 table finishing with 89 points from 46 matches.

The Tigers’ top scorer Mallik Wilks finished the campaign with 21 goals as well as assisting his teammates on nine occasions.

Hull’s Head Coach Grant McCann was named the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Season, whilst Callum Elder and George Honeyman were named in the Team of the Year.

Luton Town

Luton finished in 12th place picking up 62 points from 46 games.

Goalkeeper Simon Sluga picked up one of their Player of the Season awards keeping 13 clean-sheets in 41 appearances. The 28-year-old produced a number of eye-catching saves throughout the season and also saved twice from the penalty spot in fixtures against Chelsea and Barnsley.

Middlesbrough

Neil Warnock’s side finished 10th in the table last campaign after finishing the season with 64 points from 46 matches.

Paddy McNair picked up Boro’s Player of the Season award starting every league game during the 2020/21 season.

Millwall

During the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign, Millwall finished in 11th place after picking up 62 points from 46 games.

Former Town defender Scott Malone scored six goals in all competitions which saw him finish as Millwall’s second highest top scorer last term.

Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees finished in 17th place last campaign with 52 points from 46 games.

Forest failed to win any of their final five games of the season which saw them slide down the Sky Bet Championship table.

Peterborough United

Peterborough secured automatic promotion to the Sky Bet Championship with one league match to play after producing a stunning comeback against Lincoln City which saw them respond from being three goals down to draw the match 3-3.

The Posh finished in second place with 87 points, securing a return to the second tier of English football for the first time since 2013.

Their striker Jonson Clarke-Harris was awarded the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Season. He scored 31 league goals last term.

Preston North End

Preston North End finished 13th during the 2020/21 season with 61 points from 46 matches.

The Lilywhites side enjoyed a successful end to the campaign, winning their final four games of the season.

Queens Park Rangers

Mark Warburton’s side finished 9th in the Sky Bet Championship with 68 points.

Former Town loanee Chris Willock featured regularly for QPR, making 38 appearances and contributing with three goals and five assists along the way.

Reading

Town’s 2016/17 Play-Off Final opponents finished just outside the Play-Off places in 7th place with 70 points.

The Royals didn’t manage to reach the Play-Off places after a winless run of five matches at the end of the campaign.

Sheffield United

After a two-year stay in the Premier League, Sheffield United were relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship. The Blades finished bottom of the Premier League with 23 points.

Sheffield United recently appointed Slaviša Jokanović as their new manager who will be aiming to take the Blades back to the Premier League.

Stoke City

Stoke City finished 14th in the Sky Bet Championship table with 60 points from 46 games.

Attacking midfielder Nick Powell was their star man scoring 12 goals and setting up another three for his teammates.

Swansea City

Steve Cooper’s Swansea City were denied a return to the top-flight after losing 2-0 to Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final.

The Swans beat Barnsley in the Semi-Finals before being beaten at Wembley.

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom were relegated from the Premier League and now find themselves in the Sky Bet Championship after finishing 19th with 26 points, 13 points from safety.

The Baggies are currently on the search for a new manager due to Sam Allardyce announcing his departure after West Brom’s relegation was confirmed.

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