Huddersfield Town v Barnsley

19 Aug

Dean Whitehead

Dean Whitehead made 31 league starts for Huddersfield last season

BBC coverage

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BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Huddersfield Town have midfielder Dean Whitehead back from suspension, while Nakhi Wells and Sean Scannell could return to the starting line-up.

Forward Joe Lolley misses out with a knock picked up in the midweek draw with Aston Villa.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom could name an unchanged starting side as the Tykes bid for a third straight victory.

Striker Sam Winnall (hamstring) remains Barnsley’s only long-term absentee.

Match facts

  • Huddersfield have lost only one of their last seven home league games (excluding play-offs) against Barnsley, winning four (D2).
  • The Tykes have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 league games against the Terriers, a 2-0 win in September 2004.
  • The Terriers have not lost a home game in the second tier to Barnsley since April 1999, when a Mike Sheron goal was enough to give the South Yorkshire side a 1-0 win – Town have won two and drawn two since that defeat.
  • Barnsley’s last win over their Yorkshire rivals at the John Smith’s Stadium was in May 2006 in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final, a 3-1 victory with Paul Hayes, Paul Reid and Daniel Nardiello on the scoresheet.
  • Huddersfield’s last home game against Barnsley was a 5-0 win in March 2014 in which five different players scored, one of whom was Adam Hammill who now plays for Barnsley.
  • Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom played for the Tykes in the aforementioned 3-1 play-off win in 2006.


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