Player News - Huddersfield Town

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David Wagner confirmed midfield ace Aaron Mooy will miss Huddersfield Town's FA Cup clash with Manchester United and potentially two additional matches with a knee infection.

The Australia international sustained a deep gash to his left knee which forced him off in the comprehensive 4-1 victory over Bournemouth at the weekend. While the 27-year-old escaped ligament or muscle damage, the stitched wound became infected and he now faces at least two weeks on the sidelines. "Aaron’s injury is only a cut but, unfortunately, there was infection when he got the stitches and this means a slight setback, but nothing serious," said Wagner, who doesn't believe the midfielder will be out long-term. "But he will be back, it is nothing like where there is ligament or muscle damage, it is just infection." Expect Philip Billing and Danny Williams to see more minutes for the duration of Mooy's absence.
Feb 16 - 2:07 PM

David Wagner confirmed following the comprehensive victory over Bournemouth that he expects Laurent Depoitre to return to full training by the end of next week.

The Terriers forward suffered an ankle injury at Old Trafford [GW26] - which required stitches – ruling him out of Sunday’s clash with the Cherries. However, Depoitre will face competition on his return, having seen his replacement – Steve Mounie – grab a goal and an assist to take Huddersfield out of the relegation zone. It was their first Premier League win in almost two-months, but the victory came at a cost as Aaron Mooy was stretchered from the field with less than 20 minutes remaining. Thankfully, the Australian star was cleared of serious injury post-match when Wagner confirmed Mooy had suffered a deep laceration to his left knee with no damage to the ligament or surrounding structure. With a break in Premier League action, Wagner may not risk either player in the FA Cup with a view to ensuring the pair are ready for the crucial trip to West Brom in game week twenty-eight.
Feb 11 - 2:26 PM

Huddersfield Town will be sweating over the fitness of Aaron Mooy after the midfielder was forced off with a suspected knee injury in the 4-1 victory over Bournemouth.

Huddersfield picked up all three points thanks to excellent performances from Steve Mounie and Mooy. Mooy provided assists for both Steve Mounie goals in the victory, but the Australia international was carried off on a stretcher after appearing to have sustained a deep cut on his knee in a 50-50 challenge with 15 minutes remaining. With the Terriers in the midst of a relegation battle, the lose of their chief midfield engineer would be a massive blow. Mooy has been David Wagner's top performer this season, providing three goals and four assists in 29 appearances.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 11 - 10:51 AM

Huddersfield Town snapped their five-match losing streaking with a deserved 4-1 victory over Bournemouth at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.

The Terriers took the lead early when Alex Pritchard scored his first goal since joining in January. Bournemouth answered through Junior Stanislas, however, the rest of the match was all Huddersfield. Man of the match Mounie, who assisted on Pritchard's goal, headed the home side back in front on 27 minutes and then doubled the lead with a left-footed finished in the 66th minute. The empathic victory was capped off in stoppage time when Ravij van La Parra converted from the penalty spot after Pritchard was brought down in the box. The victory lifts David Wagner's side to 16th in the table, two points clear of the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 10:21 AM

Tommy Smith will miss Sunday's match against Bournemouth after sustaining a concussion during the FA Cup win at Birmingham on Tuesday.

In accordance with the FA guidelines regarding concussions, Smith will be unavailable for a minimum of seven days after the incident. With Smith ruled out for Sunday's match, his absence should see Florent Hadergjonaj step in at right-back. However, Huddersfield have a bigger concern on their hands with first-choice center-back Christopher Schindler in doubt because of an ankle injury. Should Schindler be ruled out, Terrence Kongolo could retain his place alongside Zanka in the heart of defense.
Feb 9 - 4:17 PM

Huddersfield Town fought back from behind and scored three goals in extra-time to defeat Birmingham 4-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday.

It took 120 minutes, but David Wagner's side eventually secured fifth-round tie at home to Manchester United. With the replay deadlocked at 1-1 after regular time, Huddersfield took control also immediately as Mounie leapt at the far-post to head home a Scott Malone cross in the 94th minute. Rajiv an La Parra added a third goal three minutes later, while Ince hammered a fourth just 27 seconds into the second-half of extra-time. The victory comes a crucial time for the Terriers, who dropped into the relegation zone following five straight league defeats. Speaking after the match, Wagner said: "We are happy to have won as it is a win we required to build up the momentum for the Premier League. Fitness wise we are at top level and it lifts the confidence playing in the league."
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 7 - 9:34 AM

Huddersfield is facing down the ugly prospect of relegation after its latest loss: a 2-0 loss at Manchester United.

With both Swansea City and Stoke City earning points, Huddersfield Town now drops into the bottom three for the first time this season, tied with three other sides on 24 points. The loss extends the Terriers winless streak to eight matches in the Premier League, a worrying sight for manager David Wagner. The side held tight in the first half against Untied, hoping to repeat the magic of a Gameweek 9 win over the Red Devils. But the only highlight came from a penalty save in the 68th minute from Jonas Lossl, whose save rebounded back to Alexis Sanchez for the goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 3 - 12:00 PM

David Wagner has confirmed that Chris Lowe and Danny Williams will miss the trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

Lowe has been in and out of the starting XI due to injury in recent weeks and will miss out because of a slight groin problem. Williams, meanwhile, has failed to recover from a dead leg which forced him to miss the midweek defeat. David Wagner used a 3-5-2 formation against Liverpool, though it is possible he could revert to the 4-1-4-1 system he used when the Terriers upset United at home back in October. In either case, Scott Malone and Philip Billing are favored to fill in for the injured duo.
Feb 2 - 5:13 PM

Huddersfield Town winger Joe Lolley has completed a permanent transfer to Nottingham Forest.

Lolley heads to Forest on a four-and-a-half year deal after spending four years with Huddersfield. The winger made 80 appearances for Terriers across the Championship and Premier League, and scored one goal in six league appearances this season. Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner commented: "We received an attractive offer for Joe; one that makes total sense financially for Huddersfield Town. We recalled Sean Scannell from his loan during this window and he will take Joe’s place in our First Team squad as another option for us out wide."
Feb 1 - 3:29 PM

Huddersfield Town are headed for an FA Cup fourth-round replay after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Town boss David Wagner shook up his starting XI and made a handful of changes to the side that were defeated 2-0 at Stoke City last Saturday. Mounie, one of the three players who retained their place, broke the deadlock when he headed a Florent Hadergjonaj cross home for his fifth goal of the season. Colin Quaner forced a tipped save shortly after the goal and Mounie headed over the bar just before the break. But Birmingham striker, ex-Huddersfield loanee Lukas Jutkiewicz, brought the visitors level when he fired past Joel Coleman after a botched clearance by Michael Helefe. Town dominated the final stages of the match and substitute Joe Lolley had a golden chance to win it, but the winger blazed over the crossbar in stoppage time.
Jan 27 - 2:07 PM

Huddersfield Town have now lost three straight matches following a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Town boss David Wagner handed Alex Pritchard his full debut and brought in Steve Mounie for Laurent Depoitre up front. However, the attacking changes weren't enough to get his side past Stoke. The Terriers did manage three shots on target, including a Mounie strike from distance late on, though none were enough to put Jack Butland under pressure. Joe Allen struck early in the second-half and Mame Biram Diouf added a second with 20 minutes remaining, securing all three points for the Potters. The defeat leaves Huddersfield three points about the relegation zone and winless in their last six matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 1:37 PM

Huddersfield Town midfielder Jack Payne has joined League One side Blackburn Rovers on loan for the rest of the season.

Payne joins Blackburn after being recalled by Huddersfield from his loan spell at Oxford United, having scored seven goals and tallied 12 assists in 33 appearances for the U's. The 23-year-old has now swapped the 10th-placed Oxford for promotion-chasing Blackburn, who currently sit third in the League One table.
Jan 16 - 1:08 PM

Huddersfield Town have recalled attacking midfielder Jack Payne from his loan stint at Oxford United.

Payne joined Oxford United at the beginning of the 2017/18 season on a season-long loan, however, Huddersfield have cut his loan spell short and excised its recall clause. The 23-year-old, who featured predominantly in the number 10 role, scored three leagues goals and tallied nine assists in 27 League appearances. Overall, Payne played a hand on 19 goals (seven goals and 12 assists) in 33 total appearances for Oxford.
Jan 15 - 5:44 PM

Joe Lolley scored his first Premier League goal but was also one of many to blame for poor defending as Huddersfield Town were trounced by West Ham United, 1-4.

Huddersfield played sloppy from the opening whistle, giving the ball away much too often, but managed to keep things level after one half of play. They would first concede to the Hammers when Lolley was dispossessed near his own area. Lolley would make up for the gaffe just before the break though, as Aaron Mooy slipped a pass in and Lolley cut back onto his left foot before sending a pretty curling effort home. Despite having a chance to come out in the second half a bit more composed, they instead fell apart completely, shipping three goals in a fifteen minute span. With just one win now in seven, the Terriers look to get on the right track next weekend against Stoke.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 13 - 11:56 AM

Huddersfield Town has completed the permanent signing of Alex Pritchard from Norwich City on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 24-year-old joins the Terriers for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of £12m. In Pritchard, the club has added a versatile playmaker that can operate as a number 10 and alleviate the creative pressure off Aaron Mooy in midfield. The former England Under-21 international scored eight goals and tallied 12 assists in 43 appearances for Norwich after arriving from Tottenham in 2016. Huddersfield boss David Wagner commented: "He is exactly the type of player that we like to work with at this Club. Alex is a young, British player who arrives as one of the top performers in the Sky Bet Championship and with a desire to prove himself in the Premier League." Pritchard links up with Town in time to be in contention to make his debut this weekend, and is someone to key an eye on in fantasy.
Jan 12 - 12:52 PM


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