Huddersfield City face Birmingham Metropolis within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup on Saturday.
They’ll see it as a welcome distraction from their present struggles within the Premier League, having didn’t win of their final six matches within the competitors.
Supervisor David Wagner may even see this as an opportunity to give some minutes to gamers who haven’t had a lot sport time within the Premier League to date this season, and likewise as a superb alternative to progress additional within the FA Cup.
This is how the Terriers may probably lineup this weekend.
The goalkeeper signed for Huddersfield from Oldham in the summertime however has not but made a Premier League look.
He has, nonetheless, been given an opportunity to impress in cup competitions, together with Huddersfield’s 2-1 victory over Bolton within the final spherical of the competitors.
Captain Tommy Smith was on the bench for the Terriers’ final outing at Stoke however ought to regain his place within the FA Cup tie.
Terence Kongolo signed on mortgage from Monaco earlier in January. He made his Huddersfield debut within the final spherical of the competitors and was a second half substitute within the final league sport at Stoke.
Partnering Kongolo must be Michael Hefele. The German has had his season disrupted by harm however made his comeback within the final spherical of the FA Cup.
Scott Malone has performed the final seven Premier League video games and is more likely to hold his place for this tie.
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Joe Lolley missed the final Premier League sport with a hamstring harm and it’s unlikely that Wagner will wish to danger him within the FA Cup, so Tom Ince and Rajiv van La Parra will present the width right here.
Alex Pritchard signed from Norwich Metropolis for a charge of round £12m earlier within the window. He made his full Huddersfield debut in opposition to Stoke final week and is more likely to get an opportunity partnering ex-Studying man Danny Williams in the course of the park.
Collin Quaner partnered Laurent Depoitre within the 2-1 win over Bolton within the third spherical and it’s more likely to be the case once more in opposition to totally different Championship opposition.
The strikers have eight Premier League objectives between them to date this season and can look to trigger the Blues’ back-line issues on Saturday.