Notts County v Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Steve Phillips on 28/03/2003
This week's been a funny old week as far as Huddersfield Town are concerned. Mick Wadsworth was sacked and, although I feel it was a good move which really should have been done a long time ago, I still don't understand why it was done when it was. To add to that shocking news we found out that an administrator will be appointed on the 31st March as well. It's not looking too good at the moment, that's for sure.Notts County v Huddersfield Town

There is some good news, however. Our newly-appointed manager, Mel Machin, is looking forward to the Notts County game with optimism. In a pre-match interview he said: "I am looking for three points, nothing less," and insisted that he will not be happy with a point, which is always nice to hear.

On the injuries front Town are still without Gareth Evans and Nathan Clarke who are recovering from their frustrating long-term injuries. Simon Baldry and Dwayne Mattis are doubtful for the game. Some superb news, though, is that Eddie Youds is back to full fitness and, without a doubt, will feature in Town's squad against Notts County.

Kenny Irons will also be back in the side after serving his one-match ban. Kevin Sharp will be missing, however, as his 2-match suspension, which he picked up after his dismissal against Colchester United, starts this Saturday.

Some news for Notts County is that Sean Deeney is expected to make his first league start of the season on Saturday after their first-choice 'keeper, Steve Mildenhall, suffered thumb ligament damage which now requires surgery.

Darren Caskey and Richard Holmes will miss the game at Meadow Lane due to both of them picking up a niggling ankle injury. Ian Richardson and Ian Baraclough will undergo late fitness tests to see if they can play on Saturday.

Michael Brough may miss the match as he has to play for the Wales under-21s side tonight against Azerbaijan, while Danny Allsopp is still sidelined with a hamstring injury and Simon Ramsden's 2-match suspension starts from tomorrow, so he will miss the game, too.

The last time Town played Notts County was in October and, remarkably, they beat them by three goals to nil! You can read the match report for that game by clicking here.

Huddersfield Town: WLLLDL
Notts County: WWWDLL

Steve's Prediction
I think Mel's optimism will pay-off, so I'm going for a 2-0 win to the mighty terriers, even if we have only scored seven goals away from home all season!


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