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14 January 2023

Pearson and High start first Huddersfield Town games of the season

- Huddersfield Town side named to face Hull City
- Matty Pearson starts first game of season after injury
- Scott High and Nicholas Bilokapic also start

Matty Pearson makes his first start of the season in today’s Sky Bet Championship game against Hull City; 3pm kick-off at the MKM Stadium!

The experienced defender completes his return from the long-term foot injury sustained in our pre-season friendly at Bolton Wanderers to make his first appearance under Head Coach Mark Fotheringham.

Fotheringham has also handed a start to midfielder Scott High, who was recalled earlier this week from his loan at fellow Championship side Rotherham United.

Unfortunately Lee Nicholls’ shoulder issue rules him out of today’s game, so Australia Under-23 international Nicholas Bilokapic starts his first Championship game in goal.

Skipper Jonathan Hogg is fit to start despite being withdrawn in our last league game against Luton Town as a precaution.

Jacob Chapman is our backup goalkeeper among the subs this afternoon, where he is joined by January recruits Florian Kamberi and Martyn Waghorn. As Fotheringham explained could be the case in Friday’s pre-match press conference, Anthony Knockaert isn’t involved today as he gets back up to speed on the training pitches.

Fotheringham is still also without Ollie Turton (ankle), Tino Anjorin (ankle), Danny Ward (hamstring), Pat Jones (hamstring) and Yuta Nakayama (Achilles)

Town’s team vs Hull City
41. Nicholas Bilokapic
4. Matty Pearson
6. Jonathan Hogg (c)
9. Jordan Rhodes
14. Josh Ruffels
15. Scott High
19. Duane Holmes
22. Jack Rudoni
32. Tom Lees
38. Matthew Lowton
39. Michał Helik

Jacob Chapman; Sorba Thomas, Will Boyle, David Kasumu, Brahima Diarra, Florian Kamberi, Martyn Waghorn

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