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Ones to watch: Huddersfield Town

Posted: Fri 17 Mar 2017
Author: Ed Lewis
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Three key players for tonight's opponents.

  • looks at three key players who could feature for Huddersfield
  • Smith creating plenty of goals from right-back
  • Kachunga and Wells both major threats for the Terriers
Elias Kachunga

Kachunga made the headlines in 2014 when joining Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt for £1.1m, in what was the club’s record transfer. Despite the attached price tag, the German Under-21 international found himself unsettled and went on to make only three starts last term. Yet, under the guidance of David Wagner, the 24-year-old has arguably found the best form of his career during his season-long loan in West Yorkshire. The Terriers number nine has fired 11 goals so far this season, including in the 2-1 victory over City at John Smith’s Stadium in December. City will need to be mindful of his pace, mobility and hard-working attitude.

Nahki Wells

Wells was the other goalscorer in their last meeting with City, which sparked a purple patch of six goals in 11 appearances. The former Bradford City striker netted an impressive 18 goals for the Terriers last season. His last goal came on February 11th in a 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers and the Bermudan forward will be keen to get back on the scoring trail quickly in a bid to continue Huddersfield’s automatic promotion push. Wells has nine caps to his name for Bermuda, scoring five times.

Tommy Smith

Smith has starred from right-back for Huddersfield this season. Initially on the books of Manchester City, Smith was brought into Huddersfield’s Academy setup after leaving the Etihad Stadium and earned a quick promotion to the first-team ranks. This season he has produced a team-high assists record of eight, as well as scoring four times. Still only 24, Smith has already played 145 times for the West Yorkshire club and provides key experience to the back-line.