Preview - Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 29/11/2014
Huddersfield Town make the 37.3 mile trip to the Macron Stadium for the Championship clash with Bolton Wanderers (3pm kick-off).Preview - Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town come into this match without a win in their last three and just one win in their last six after going on an unbeaten seven match run.

Town's last victory was a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on 1 November.

The last two trips on the road haven't been happy for Chris Powell with two defeats and three goals conceded in both.

The Terriers were held to a goalless draw last weekend against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and sit three points and seven places above today's hosts.

Powell has goalkeeper Alex Smithies returning from a back injury and he could start against Bolton despite Joe Murphy's impressive performance against Wednesday last weekend.

Powell will be without James Vaughan, Joe Lolley and Adam Hammill who all are working to return to match fitness.

Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon will be hoping his side can make it four homes wins on the trot as Town visit the Macron Stadium.

Lennon's arrival in Lancashire has seen an upturn in fortune for the Trotters with four wins in his first seven matches and hitting three or more goals in the victories over Brentford, Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic.

Despite the upturn, Bolton find themselves just outside the Championship drop zone on goal difference and they could be back in the relegation places at the end of today should they fail to beat Huddersfield.

The Trotters are unbeaten in their last three matches but did only grab a point against bottom club Blackpool last Saturday.

Lennon has no new fresh injury or suspension worries but he will be without midfielder Mark Davies, who is out for four months having sustained a knee injury in the draw with Blackpool

Match Facts

Bolton won the last meeting 1-0 at the John Smith's Stadium back in April.

Huddersfield's 1-0 win over Bolton at the Macron Stadium last season was their first win in all competitions at Bolton since 1968.

Huddersfield have won just one of the last eight meetings with Bolton.


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