German Head Coach Jan Siewert walked into a thankless job when he took over the West Yorkshire club last season, taking over from departed fellow Dortmund 2 Head Coach David Wagner, being rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, where they would remain for the rest of the season, enduring just 1 win and 2 draws in his 15 games in charge.
With several key players openly stating they wanted to leave the club and subsequently being dropped from matchday squads, it proved to be a huge summer, with the aim of correcting the previous seasons below par transfer activity and ridding themselves of wantaway players.
With a new chairman and assistant head coach, several shrewd signings and most of the unhappy players departing, a newfound optimism has returned to the club, returning to winning ways in pre-season with some positive results, great attacking football and several stand out performers that sees the club go into the new season full of confidence, with all last season’s woes well and truly behind them.
Huddersfield Town Opening Fixtures
There is no warm welcome back to the Championship, as the Terriers welcome Derby County to the John Smith’s Stadium on the opening Monday night of the season. An away trip to Queens Park Rangers is followed by the fellow relegated Premier League clubs with a home game against Fulham then an away trip to Cardiff. A home game against Reading, the team they beat in the Championship play-off final to attain promotion to the Premier League is followed by a trip to League One champions Luton Town.
Huddersfield Town Penalty Takers
It was 14 months between Rajiv Van La Parra’s converted penalty in February 2018 and Aaron Mooy’s on April 2019, the only penalty kick awarded in the whole of the 18/19 season. Forward Karlan Grant also has penalties in his locker.
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It is Grant who is the standout in attack, has 4 goals in 13 games since his January move from League One Charlton, where he notched 14 in 28 games. In midfield, Australian Aaron Mooy offers penalty and set-piece chores, goals and assists in his highly influential role at the creative heart of the Terriers. At the back, centre back pairing Tommy Elphick and play-off penalty scoring winner Christopher Schindler offer clean sheet, bonus point and set-piece goals potential.
Huddersfield Town Predicted Lineup
4-3-3: Grabara; Hadergjonaj, Schindler, Elphick, Kongolo; Bacuna, Hogg, Mooy; Diakhaby, Grant, Pritchard