Preview - Huddersfield Town Vs Charlton Athletic

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 27/08/2010
Preview - Huddersfield Town Vs Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic are the visitors to the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick-off). Charlton were also defeated in last season's League One play-off semi-final by Swindon Town and a decent crowd is expected between two teams who have their eye on promotion this season.

Anthony Pilkington will be out with an ankle injury the winger picked up in the defeat at Peterborough United last Saturday. The former Stockport County player missed the Carling Cup defeat to Everton in midweek. Lee Croft is expected to keep his place in the starting 11 in place of Pilkington.
Lee Peltier is suspended after being sent off against Everton so Damien Johnson, on loan from Plymouth Argyle, could fill the void at right-back.
Goalkeeper Alex Smithies and left-back Gary Naysmith are to take fitness tests ahead of tomorrow clash after being taken off in the Carling Cup clash in midweek. Ian Bennett is on stand by should Smithies be still injured and possibly Graham Carey could replace Naysmith at left-back.
New signing Alan Lee, a striker signed from Crystal Palace, is expected to make his debut.

The clash with Charlton is a 'Friend for a Fiver' fixture should season-ticket holders wish to bring a friend.

Charlton Athletic
Experienced defender Christian Dailly is back from suspension and could be in the starting XI with Spanish defender Miguel Angel Llera most likely to make way.

Manager Phil Parkinson has another selection headache with Portuguese midfielder Jose Semedo back from a three match ban but midfielders Alan McCormack and Therry Racon are likely to keep their places.

Defender Kelly Youga is out with a long term injury.

Former Town favourite Pawel Abbott is set to face his former club, while Akpo Sodje, another former Town player, is likely to be on the bench.

Sean's Prediction
I think this one will be a tough match but, I expect and so will Lee Clark, a backlash after the 4-2 defeat at Peterborough United and the 5-1 defeat to Everton in midweek so Clark will have them fired up for this one. I can see it being a tight game but I think Town will run out 2-1 winners with one of the scorers being Joe Garner.


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