Preview - Huddersfield Town vs Swindon Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 18/03/2011
After back-to-back 1-0 away wins over Bristol Rovers (last Saturday) and Brentford (Tuesday night) Huddersfield Town are back on home duty against relegation battling Swindon Town at the Galpharm Stadium.Preview - Huddersfield Town vs Swindon Town
The Terriers are unbeaten in 16 league matches, sitting pretty in 2nd place, making it Town's best run of form in 85 years and the last time that happened the Terriers won the league!

In contrast Swindon have only won once on their last 16 league games and sit second bottom of League One. Danny Wilson, the manager who got Swindon to the Play-Off final last season, resigned earlier this month with the task being passed to Paul Hart to save Swindon from League Two football.

Swindon have not beaten Huddersfield at the Galpharm since the 2002/03 season in which the Robins won 3-2 where Danny Invincible scored within 30 seconds of the kick-off if my memory serves me right.


Antony Kay is out with ankle ligament injury along with long term abstentee's Anthony Pilkington and Damien Johnson.

Lee Peltier will serve the last game of his four match ban but Gary Naysmith could start against the Robins.

Former Swindon loanee Danny Ward, who has joined Town for the rest of the season on loan from Premier League Bolton Wanderers, could start against his former club where he scored 9 goals last season.


It's been a rollercoaster 12 months for the Wiltshire club, having reached the verge of the Championship last season losing to Millwall in the League One Play-Off final, the Robins find themselves in a relegation scrap having lost key players since the start of the season. Gordon Greer and Billy Paytner left before the season started and in January promising defender Sean Morrison left for Reading and top scorer Charlie Austin was sold to Burnley.

Danny Wilson resigned at the start of the month and the Swindon board moved quickly to appoint former Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace manager Paul Hart until the end of the season.
Hart wasted no time raiding his former club by signing striker Calvin Andrew and midfielder Alassane N'Diaye on loan for rest of the season and a one-month loan respectively.

Vincent Pericard is out with a knee injury so too is defender Milan Misun. Lescinal Jean-Francois is out with a leg injury but the Robins have no other injury worries ahead of the clash with the Terriers.


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