Preview - Huddersfield Town v Norwich City

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 17/03/2015
Huddersfield Town will be looking to end their stretch of four matches without a win which has seen Chris Powell's side slip to 18th in the Championship and nine points away from the relegation places.Preview - Huddersfield Town v Norwich City

After three straight defeats the Terriers managed to stop the rot with a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday.

Shipping goals continues to be a problem as Town have conceded 18 goals in their last ten matches.

Another alarming stat is teams are taking just six shots to find the net against them.

Forward Harry Bunn is likely to miss out due to a hamstring injury picked up in the draw with Birmingham.

Defender Jack Robinson will face a fitness test after sustaining a knee injury at the weekend.

Striker Nahki Wells will also face a fitness test after being sidelined with a shoulder injury in recent weeks.

High-flying Norwich are one of the form teams in the Championship having just lost one in their last ten and only a mistake from goalkeeper John Ruddy stopped Alex Neil's side from gaining all three points against Derby County on Saturday.

Victory over Huddersfield would equal Norwich's club record of five successive away victories, which was last achieved in the First Division (now Premier League) in the 1988/89 season.

The Canaries put five past the Terriers when the two sides met at Carrow Road in December. The Norfolk side have won their last three meetings with Town, scoring 11 goals in the process.

The last time Town beat Norwich was in March 2001 but City won 3-1 on their last visit to Huddersfield in March 2010, which was their first win in their last four visits.

The Canaries have scored 21 goals in their last ten games, averaging two goals per game, and have converted 18% of their chances during this run.

They have also scored first in seven of their previous ten encounters.

Huddersfield-born Cameron Jerome is likely to continue up front as Lewis Grabban recovers from ankle surgery.

Midfielder Alex Tettey is fit despite being hurt in a clash of heads in the 1-1 draw with Derby at the weekend.

Defender Ryan Bennett is close to full fitness while young striker Jamar Loza is set to travel with the squad.


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