Player News - Huddersfield Town

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Manager David Wagner confirmed centre-back Christopher Schindler is in clear after limping off during the 3-0 pre-season defeat at League One side Accrington Stanely on Saturday.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner used 22 different players in the second game of pre-season clash, with one side playing the first hour and the second the final half hour. Despite the majority of the squad getting minutes, it was an overall lacklustre performance. Centre-back Christopher Schindler and midfielder Sean Scannell were both forced off, but Wagner confirmed neither injury was serious. "Sean Scannell and Christopher Schindler (both came off with knocks) have dead legs; that is all," said Wagner. "It’s nothing serious." New signing Erik Durm wasn't involved but will begin training next week, while Danny Williams is still recovering from a fractured fibula.
Jul 15 - 7:51 PM

Huddersfield Town completed the permanent transfer of Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm for an undisclosed fee on Friday.

A 2014 World Cup winner with Germany, Durm is capable of playing on the left or right in fullback or wing-backs roles and will provide competition for Chris Lowe and Florent Hadergjonaj. The 26-year-old made 64 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund between 2013 and 2017, scoring two goals and providing seven assists, but failed to play last season through injury. Durm is well known to Huddersfield boss David Wagner, who signed him for Borussia Dortmund II in 2012 and converted him from a striker to a defender. "It is not every day that you can bring a player of the quality of Erik to your Club," Wagner said. "Obviously I know Erik well from our time together at Dortmund, and he has all the qualities to be a great success in our ‘Terriers Identity'.
Jul 14 - 2:31 PM

Huddersfield Town started their pre-season with a comfortable 4-0 win over League Two side Bury on Tuesday.

David Wagner played two separate line-ups in each half, most notably handing goalkeeper Ben Hamer and midfielder Juninho Bacuna their first starts since signing earlier this summer. Jonas Lossl, Aaron Mooy, Zanka and Ramadan Sohbi were rested having just returned from the World Cup. Alex Pritchard gave the Terriers the lead when he capped off a three v two counter in the 21st minute from Phil Billings pass. Chris Lowe provided a pair of assists, delivering for Rajiv van La Parra three minutes after the restart and late for Abdelhamid Sabiri, while Terriers U18 midfielder Matty Daly scored the fourth in the 79th minute. Huddersfield's pre-season continues on Saturday when they face Accrington Stanley.
Jul 11 - 2:23 PM

Huddersfield Town announced the signing of midfielder Juninho Bacuna from Dutch outfit FC Groningen for an undisclosed fee.

Bacuna joins Town on a three-year contract, with the Terriers having the choice for a further season. The 20-year-old, who can operate as an attacking or central midfielder, arrives having made 94 appearances in the Dutch top-flight since his debut in 2014. This past season, he scored three goals and provided five assists across 35 appearances in all competitions. Said manager David Wagner: "I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Juninho in, especially before we report back as it allows him to have a full pre-season with the team. He’s an exciting midfielder that offers all the aggression of a defensive midfielder and the technical skills and mobility of an offensive midfielder."
Jun 20 - 5:27 PM

Stoke City winger Ramadan Sobhi will join Huddersfield Town on a three-year deal following the conclusion of this summer's World Cup.

The 21-year-old, a member of Egypt's squad for the 2018 World Cup, will join the Terriers for a reported fee of £5.7m. A right-footed winger who usually plays on the left wing, Sobhi scored two goals in 24 Premier League appearances for Stoke City during their relegation campaign last season. The youngster arrives at Town as competition for current Town wingers Tom Ince, Rajiv van La Parra and Collin Quaner. However, he could emerge as a potential starter with a strong showing in Russia. Sohbi started on the left-wing in each of Egypt's past four friendlies and could see significant time depending on the status of Mohamed Salah.
Jun 12 - 1:42 PM

Huddersfield Town have completed the permanent signing of defender Terence Kongolo from French side AS Monaco.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-your contract at Huddersfield, joining for an undisclosed fee worth more than the £11.4m spent on forward Steve Mounie last summer. Kongolo established himself as a valuable piece of David Wagner's side after arriving on loan in January, making 13 league appearances to help keep the Terriers in the Premier League. The Dutchman's combative displays and flexibility to play as a central defender or left-back resulted in a recall to the Netherlands senior side for recent friendlies against Slovakia and Italy. Said Wagner: "We also know what a top, top character he is. He is a perfect fit for our changing room, as everyone has seen he has ‘Terrier Spirit’ in his DNA. This is exactly what we need in the players that we bring to this Club."
Jun 8 - 7:55 PM

Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of Leicester City goalkeeper Ben Hamer on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old will join Huddersfield on a free transfers following the expiry of his current contract at Leicester City. Hamer made 12 Premier League appearances in four years at Leicester, where he served as the understudy to first-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. The stop-stopper, though, did start three of the final five matches this season when Schmeichel missed time with an ankle injury. Hamer will provide depth in the goalkeeping department for the Terriers next season, and competition for current number Jonas Lossl. Huddersfield manager David Wagner explained: "I’ve spoken with Ben and he arrives here wanting to play Premier League football, which is great for us all. Jonas Lössl had a fantastic first season at the Club and this further competition will bring even more out of everyone, which is ideal for me and the team."
Jun 1 - 3:16 PM

Huddersfield Town have confirmed head coach David Wagner has signed a new long-term contract.

Having led Town to promotion to the Premier League in his first full season in charge, and then steered the club to safety in the Terriers' first top-flight campaign in 45 years, Wagner and first-team assistants Christoph Buhler and Andrew Hughes have signed new three-year deals with the West Yorkshire club. On committing his future to the Terriers, Wagner said: "The decision to extend my stay at this Club was not a difficult one. The relationship Christoph, Andy and I have with Dean, the rest of the Board, the staff and the supporters is special. We’ve achieved some incredible things together in two and a half years and now I’m excited about the future. We still have a lot of work to do as we adapt to life in the Premier League, but this Club and its people have the ambition, desire and attitude to take this challenge on."
May 30 - 11:04 AM

Huddersfield Town got the point need to ensure Premier League safety in a dramatic 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The hectic encounter saw the Terriers survive a pair of nearly chances in the first half. Antonio Rudiger fired over from inside the six yard box and later Alvaro Morata rounded Jonas Lossl, but couldn't convert from a tight angle. However, four minutes after the restart, Huddersfield took the lead against the run of play. Depoitre won the race to a ball over the top, touched past Willy Caballero and poked into the back of an empty net. Chelsea drew level in the 62nd minute when Mathias Jorgensen's clearance smashed Marcos Alonso in the face and deflected in. Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl produced a world-class save to push Andreas Christensen's header against the post as Chelsea pushed for a winner, but the Terriers held on to ensure a second successive season in the top flight.
Source: NBC Sports
May 9 - 5:18 PM

Huddersfield Town put in an all-around superb performance to earn a shock point off Manchester City in 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The draw represents a massive step closer to Premier League survival for Huddersfield. David Wagner's decision to name a defensive-minded started XI was at the center of the result, as the Terriers became the first club to stop Manchester City from scoring at home in the league this season. Alex Pritchard went close in the first half with a strike from distance to test Ederson at full stretch, before Florent Hadergjonaj was denied one-on-one after a creative training ground set-piece routine. City commanded possession and the flow of the match after the restart, but the visitors held firm to move three points clear of the drop zone with two matches remaining. All things considered, it was an excellent result for the Terriers.
Source: NBC Sports
May 6 - 11:44 AM

Tom Ince will need to pass a late fitness test ahead of Huddersfield Town's trip to Manchester City this weekend.

Ince had hoped to be in contention for Sunday's match at the Etihad after missing the 2-0 defeat by Everton because of a hamstring injury. While Ince's injury isn't believed to be serve, manager David Wagner said he doesn't know if the winger will be ready to return this weekend: "We are uncertain about Tom Ince; he will make a test tomorrow but should be OK for the Chelsea game." Collin Quaner is expected to retain his place on the right wing until Ince is fit to start.
May 4 - 8:18 AM

Tom Ince is "hoping" to be back in contention for Huddersfield Town's trip to Manchester City on Sunday.

The 26-year-old winger came off the bench and scored a injury-time winner against Watford in his last appearance, but picked up a hamstring injury which kept him out of Huddersfield's match against Everton. However, Ince said he is aiming to return to David Wagner's side for the match against Manchester City at the Etihad this weekend. When asked if he would be fit to face the Citizens, Ince said: "I hope so. Over the last few days I've been working hard with the medical staff and the fitness staff to make sure that come the next games I'm ready and I can give 100 per cent because there's still long way to go." Ince has been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks, but his availability would be a welcomed boost with Town just three points above the relegation zone with three difficult fixtures remaining. If Ince is fit to start, he could come in for Collin Quaner on the right wing.
May 1 - 3:20 PM

Huddersfield Town missed a chance to distance themselves from the relegation zone in a 2-0 defeat by Everton at The John Smith's Stadium.

The Terriers got off to a fast start and dominated the early proceedings, but lacked the clinical touch required in the final third. After being on the front foot for the majority of the first half, it was Everton who took the lead on 39 minutes after Van La Parra conceded possession cheaply in midfield. Theo Walcott snapped up the ball and feed Cenk Tosun, who set himself and swept the ball past Jonas Lonas at full stretch. Town's wastefulness continued in the second-half, with Alex Pritchard missing their best chance from inside the six yard box. Laurent Depoitre was brought on late, but Everton wrapped the match with a goal in the 77th minute. The defeat cuts Huddersfield's advantage over the bottom three to just three points with three matches left to play.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 28 - 1:49 PM

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner confirmed that Tom Ince will miss Saturday's match against Everton at the John Smith's Stadium.

Ince, who scored the late match-winner against Watford, has picked up a hamstring problem and won't be available for selection this weekend. The 26-year-old came off the bench in the 1-0 win over Watford meaning that Collin Quaner is in line for another start on the right wing. On the Ince injury, Wagner explained: "We’re missing the three long-term injuries (Michael Hefele, Elias Kachunga and Danny Williams) plus Tom Ince, he has some hamstring problems. With him we speak more about days than weeks."
Apr 27 - 4:06 PM

Ben Hamer made his first Premier League start in over three years and kept a clean sheet as Leicester City drew 0-0 with Southampton on Thursday.

Leicester boss Claude Puel made five changes to the side that were beaten by Burnley, including three in defense. Captain Wes Morgan was dropped for Aleksander Dragovic and midfielder Marc Albrighton came in for regular right-back Danny Simpson, while Hamer filled in for the injured Kasper Schmeichel. Southampton failed to truly test the Foxes defense, but the stand-in Hamer was on hand to stop both shots he faced. Speaking after the match, assistant manager Michael Appleton spoke on the wholesale changes. "From the manager’s point of view it is a good opportunity for him to freshen things up," he explained on LCFC radio. "He has given opportunities to some of the other players who have been waiting a while, so it was up to them to go and take it."
Apr 19 - 7:27 PM


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