Mark Fotheringham makes five changes to the side
- Huddersfield Town side named to face Swansea City
- Head Coach Mark Fotheringham makes five changes
- Kaine Kelser-Hayden, Lees, Kasumu, Mbete and Rhodes start
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham has made five changes to the side for today’s Sky Bet Championship game against Swansea City; 3pm kick-off at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The first three changes come in defence. After an impressive second half as a substitute in our midweek win at Queens Park Rangers, Kaine Kesler-Hayden has been handed his first start under Fotheringham in place of Brodie Spencer, who is a substitute this afternoon. It is the Aston Villa loanee’s first start since the home game against Blackpool on 4 September.
Tom Lees also makes a welcome return, having missed the last three games through illness. He skippers the side today, taking the place of Brahima Diarra. The French teenager is among the substitutes.
Unfortunately, Will Boyle has suffered with illness overnight, so Luke Mbete comes in to start his first game since early October.
Our fourth switch sees an immediate return to the team for David Kasumu, who missed the victory at Loftus Road due to suspension. He takes Duane Holmes’ place in the side; he’s also a substitute.
The final change today sees Jordan Rhodes replace Danny Ward in attack, with Ward among the substitutes.
With Lees and Kasumu coming into the match day 18, B Team player Charles Ondo drops out of the squad.
Fotheringham is still without Ollie Turton (ankle), Matty Pearson (foot), Jonathan Hogg (calf), Tino Anjorin (illness), Etienne Camara (hip), Pat Jones (hamstring), Tyreece Simpson (knee), Yuta Nakayama (Achilles) and Will Boyle (illness).
Town’s team vs Swansea City
21. Lee Nicholls
3. Luke Mbete
7. Sorba Thomas
9. Jordan Rhodes
14. Josh Ruffels
16. Kaine Kesler-Hayden
18. David Kasumu
22. Jack Rudoni
30. Ben Jackson
32. Tom Lees (c)
39. Michał Helik
Nicholas Bilokapic; Connor Mahoney, Duane Holmes, Danny Ward, Brodie Spencer, Brahima Diarra, Loick Ayina