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5 February 2022

Club News


5 February 2022

Town debut for January recruit Jamal Blackman

- Huddersfield Town side named to face Barnsley
- Head Coach Carlos Corberán hands debut to Jamal Blackman
- Carel Eiting also starts his first game since January return

January recruits Jamal Blackman and Carel Eiting start in today’s Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round game against Barnsley; 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium!

It’s a first Huddersfield Town appearance for goalkeeper Blackman, 28, who was an unused substitute for the midweek win over Derby County.

Eiting is also brought into the starting line-up after coming on as a sub against the Rams, having recorded an assist for Duane Holmes’ opener.

Having scored his first goal since his summer return on Wednesday, Jordan Rhodes starts too – it’s his 32nd birthday today!

Matty Pearson – who played for Barnsley in 2017/18 – captains Town for the first time today, whilst Duane Holmes and Sorba Thomas also retain their starting positions from the midweek game.

Pipa, Josh Koroma, Josh Ruffels, Naby Sarr and Jon Russell come into the side today.

A reminder that nine substitutes named in the Emirates FA Cup, of which five can be used. If needed, there will be extra time and penalties to decide a winner today.

Club captain Jonathan Hogg is given a rest this afternoon.

Corberán is still without Ryan Schofield (shoulder), Álex Vallejo (knee), Tino Anjorin (foot), Rolando Aarons (knee) and Levi Colwill (knee).

Town’s team vs Barnsley
18. Jamal Blackman
2. Pipa
4. Matty Pearson (c)
9. Jordan Rhodes
10. Josh Koroma
14. Josh Ruffels
16. Sorba Thomas
19. Duane Holmes
23. Naby Sarr
37. Jon Russell
48. Carel Eiting

Lee Nicholls; Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Scott High, Ollie Turton, Fraizer Campbell, Danel Sinani, Danny Ward, Tom Lees

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