Darren Moore makes two changes to his Huddersfield Town starting line-up
- Huddersfield Town side named to face Birmingham City
- Manager Darren Moore makes two changes to the team
- Tom Lees and Ben Jackson start at St. Andrew’s
Huddersfield Town Manager Darren Moore has made two changes to the starting line-up for this evening’s Sky Bet Championship game against Birmingham City; 7.45pm kick-off at St. Andrew’s.
Moore’s first change sees Tom Lees make his first start of the season, completing his return from his pre-season calf and back injuries. As it happens, the 32-year-old defender was born in Birmingham.
Our second switch sees Ben Jackson return to the starting line-up after a one-game absence.
Lees and Jackson replace Jonathan Hogg, who misses out tonight with the calf injury sustained in Saturday’s draw with Ipswich, and Josh Koroma, who is a substitute tonight.
Thankfully Japan international Yuta Nakayama is OK to play tonight despite the knock that forced him off at the weekend.
With Hogg missing, Michał Helik captains the Terriers in the second city this evening.
The vacant space in the match day squad is taken by Wales Under-21 international Pat Jones.
Alongside Hogg, Moore is still without David Kasumu (hamstring), Ollie Turton (knee), Danny Ward (Achilles) and Loick Ayina (Achilles).
Town’s team vs Birmingham City
1. Lee Nicholls
3. Josh Ruffels
4. Matty Pearson
5. Michał Helik (c)
7. Delano Burgzorg
8. Jack Rudoni
14. Sorba Thomas
23. Ben Wiles
30. Ben Jackson
32. Tom Lees
33. Yuta Nakayama
Chris Maxwell; Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Josh Koroma, Brahima Diarra, Jaheim Headley, Tom Edwards, Kian Harratt, Pat Jones, Kyle Hudlin