Preview - Huddersfield Town v Brentford

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 06/12/2014
When Huddersfield Town play Brentford it always brings back memories. The memories of beating Brentford on a penalty shoot-out on the way to winning the play-offs in 1995 and then Brentford getting their revenge seven years later in 2002.Preview - Huddersfield Town v Brentford

So much has happened to both clubs since 2002 and now they face each other in this Championship clash at the John Smith's Stadium with the Bees flying high in the league.

Mark Warburton guided Brentford to promotion last season from League One and his side have hit the ground running in the second-tier as they sit 3rd in the Championship.

A win over Town could take Brentford to the top of the league but the Bees have only won once in their last six visits to Huddersfield.

Confidence is high at Griffin Park as 4-0 thumping of Wolves last weekend was their fifth straight win whilst Town are without a win in their last four matches.

Chris Powell's Huddersfield suffered a 1-0 defeat last week to Bolton Wanderers are now three places and three points above the relegation zone.

Powell has a few injury worries as Joel Lynch is a doubt with a groin injury which means Murray Wallace is likely to start although Lee Peltier and Anthony Gerrard are pushing for starts.

Sean Scannell is also a doubt with a thigh injury but could still feature if he passes a late fitness test.

Harry Bunn, who has a similar problem, is not expected to feature against Brentford.

Brentford have just one doubt as Marcos Tebar has an illness and Mark Warburton is still without Alan McCormack (ankle) and Scott Hogan (knee).

Jota, who came off the substitute bench to score in the last two matches, may replace Tebar.

Town won the last meeting 3-2 in January 2012 at the John Smith's Stadium and have won three of their last four meetings with Brentford.

Brentford's last win over Town was a 3-0 in Griffin Park in April 2010.

The Terriers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning three.

Brentford have won their last two away matches, scoring three goals in both.


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