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16 February 2024

Club News


16 February 2024

An in-depth look at Huddersfield Town’s next Sky Bet Championship opponents

- Huddersfield Town vs Hull City
- Saturday 17 February 2024; 3pm
- What to expect from our game against Hull City

It was a stoppage time winner from Liam Delap that saw the Tigers claim all three points against Town in Humberside last November.

Having first met at the old Leeds Road in 1911, the Terriers have won 26 of their 50 meetings between the two sides, drawing 12 times and losing on 22 occasions.

Following their midweek victory in South Yorkshire, Hull City sit eighth in the table, with Liam Rosenior's side looking to climb into the top six before the end of their campaign.


Sitting eighth in the Sky Bet Championship table, the Tigers have a game in hand on sixth place Coventry City, who also have 48 points under their belt thus far.

Looking to build on their so far successful campaign, Hull have won 14 of their 31 fixtures this season, losing 11 and drawing six. Just four points behind promotion-chasing West Brom, Rosenior's men will be hopeful of reaching the top six before May.

With seven new faces arriving in January, including four loan deals, Hull also saw the departure of eleven players last month - concluding another busy transfer window for Liam Rosenior and his team.

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Following his retirement from football in 2018, former full-back Liam Rosenior remained at Brighton & Hove Albion to take up the position of Under 23s coach before making the move to Derby County a year later.

Initially a specialist coach with the Rams before being appointed Assistant Manager to Wayne Rooney, he briefly took the reigns following Rooney's departure, before leaving the side himself once Derby hired their next head coach.

Returning to Hull City in 2022 - the Club at which he spent the majority of his career as a player - Rosenior has won 28 games of the 74 he has been in charge, drawing 23 and losing 23.


Making the trip to South Yorkshire on Tuesday, Hull City came from one nil down to walk away with all three points in a 2-1 victory.

Enjoying 60% possession and 9 shots on target, it was two goals in five minutes from Jaden Philogene and Noah Ohio that secured the win for the Tigers. Having only lost one in their last four, Rosenior's side currently sit eighth in the table.

Previous Starting XI: Allsop; Giles, Greaves, Jones, Coyle; Morton, Slater; Zaroury, Carvalho, Philogene; Sharp (4-2-3-1)


Often favouring a 4-2-3-1 formation, Rosenior has rarely deviated from this system during his tenure at Hull City, including in their most recent fixture against Rotherham United.

Only opting for an alternative structure on five occasions this season, the Tigers are yet to lose in one of their lesser favoured formations - winning three of these fixtures and drawing two.

Despite experimenting with a 4-4-2 against Sunderland in January, Hull are yet to alter their 4-2-3-1 formation in February, losing to Swansea but overcoming both Millwall and Rotherham either side of their fixture with the Swans.

Playing in a way that allows them to commit bodies forward whilst remaining solid in defence, Rosenior's side have proven their ability to adapt their style within games, whether that be providing more bodies in central areas or supporting their often sole forward when needed.


Jaden Philogene

A product of the Aston Villa Academy, Philogene signed for the Tigers last September and soon became an integral part of Hull's successful start to the 2023/24 campaign. However, a knee injury saw the winger sidelined during a busy festive period before he made his return against Millwall at the start of this month - ensuring he found the back of the net in the process. Scoring again in midweek, the 22-year-old will be looking to get back on the scoresheet for the third time this month in West Yorkshire.

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Alfie Jones

Having missed only one of Hull's 31 fixtures so far this season, the defender has undoubtedly made his mark on Humberside. Earning the title of Player of the Year at the end of the 2022/23 campaign, the 26-year-old is a clear favourite of Rosenior. Well clear of six feet tall, Jones is a prominent figure on field and will be looking to continue his development with the Tigers as he enters the prime years of his career.

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Jacob Greaves

Absent for only one of their 31 Sky Bet Championship fixtures, the 23-year-old is an integral part of Hull's back four, with the ability to switch between left-back and centre-back when called upon. Spending his entire career to date with the Tigers, leaving only once to join Cheltenham Town on loan in 2019, the defender is following in his father's footsteps - former Hull City player Mark Greaves.

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Huddersfield Town Interim Manager Jon Worthington and midfielder Alex Matos spoke to the media on Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture with Hull City.

Supporters can listen back to the full press conference on HTTV below.


Following our Valentine's Day fixture in West Yorkshire, the Terriers remain in blue and white as we welcome Hull City to the John Smith's Stadium.

Still available in all sizes, CLICK HERE to get yours today!

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Audio Match Passes for this fixture are available at £2.50 each, giving supporters who are unable to join us on the day full live coverage of the game.

Video match passes are unavailable in the United Kingdom due to the Saturday 3pm broadcast blackout.

CLICK HERE to find out how to book.

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