Preview - Huddersfield Town v Reading

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 24/02/2015
Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell is looking for a reaction from his players when Reading visit the John Smith's Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).Preview - Huddersfield Town v Reading

The Terriers played out an uneventful stalemate with Cardiff City on Saturday in front of their own fans and Powell has told his players they will have to up the tempo if they are to beat the Royals.

The draw with Cardiff saw Town drop two places to 16th in the table and are now chasing a first win in four home matches.

The West Yorkshire side have no new injury or suspension worries and Powell is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up.

Winger Harry Bunn and striker Ishmael Miller are pushing for recalls but defender Joel Lynch remains sidelines with a groin injury that has kept him out of action for several weeks.

Reading climbed to 13th in the Championship with a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road at the weekend. The Royals are ahead of the Terriers in the table by just a single point.

Steve Clarke's side are a bit like Jekyell and Hyde at present after a dismal defeat to struggling Wigan Athletic in midweek they produced a solid display to beat Ipswich.

Reading are better on the road than they are at home and are unbeaten in five on their travels, winning four and drawing one.

The Royals have already beaten Huddersfield on their own patch this season in the FA Cup when a Nick Blackman goal was enough to see them through to the next round.

Clarke is still without defenders Chris Gunter (ankle) and Anton Ferdinand (calf) while midfielder Jem Karacan is working his way back to fitness are a long-term knee injury.

New signing Yakubu could be given his first start for Reading whilst former Town midfielder Oliver Norwood and winger Gareth McCleary may be handed recalls.


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