Huddersfield Town v Preston North End

Sean Scannell



Sean Scannell has not featured since the 2-1 defeat by Wigan on 28 November

BBC coverage

How to follow:
Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Huddersfield Town forwards Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell are both available after injuries.

However, Chelsea loanees Kasey Palmer (hamstring) and Izzy Brown (knee) are both back at their parent club having treatment on their injuries.

Preston defender Alex Baptiste begins his three-match ban after his red card in the defeat by Leeds.

Striker Jordan Hugill could return for the Lilywhites after he missed that game with concussion.

Match facts

  • Huddersfield have won three of their last four league games against Preston on home soil, drawing the other.
  • Preston have won their last two league games against Huddersfield however, while they have not won three in succession against the Terriers since November 1951.
  • Simon Grayson managed 49 games for Huddersfield between February 2012 and January 2013, leading them to promotion from League One at the end of the 2011-12 season; Grayson won 17 of those 49 games (35%).
  • Tom Barkhuizen has scored a league goal every 112 minutes for Preston this season, second only to Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle in terms of minutes per goal (min five goals).
  • Huddersfield’s last seven home goals have all arrived in the final 25 minutes of Championship games.
  • Preston have not lost back-to-back league games since September.

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