Huddsf’ld vs Sheff Wed
Sky Bet Ch’boat
12:00pm Sunday 15th September
The John Smith’s Arena
Huddersfield confront Sheffield Wednesday at the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday. Coverage gets Published live on Sky Sports Football from 11.30am, while kick-off is currently at midday.
Huddersfield will be steered by danny Cowley since they face Sheffield Wednesday at the Championship. After Huddersfield parted ways with manager Jan Siewert, cowley, who had been appointed, left his role to join the club.
The Terriers manager has confirmed he has a full squad at his disposal before the battle, with no injury concerns amongst the team. However to maintain a triumph and also in possession of one stage, the changes could ring because he attempts to alter the fortunes of Huddersfield.
Under new leadership are rivals Wednesday, who travel to the Kirklees Stadium for their first match under new boss Garry Monk. Headed up by caretaker director Lee Bullen because Steve Bruce’s departure, Wednesday sit mid-table having played matches.
Defensive stalwart Tom Lees could miss Monk fixture accountable for with uttered a hamstring injury while warming up for the Owls’ game against QPR. Joe Wildsmith remains sidelined with a injury, while Fernando Forestieri will therefore be unavailable and starts his six-match suspension.
Huddersfield have lost their last five fixtures in most contests and have scored only 3 goals during a span that has abandoned second-bottom of this table on goal difference to them. Karlan Grant saw the opener as Luton fought back to win time seven days later Reading were 2-0 victors at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Caretaker Wednesday boss Lee Bullen had steered the club to 11th after six games, overseeing league wins Luton, Barnsley and Reading, although QPR were successful in Hillsborough before the international break.
Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley:”Here is the first stage for people, in business I believe they talk about 30-60-90-day stages, in soccer you do not always get as long, so perhaps we are speaking 15, 30 and 45-days, but surely within this initial process we need to audit the Club and determine what is great. No doubt we’re going to run with those and there’s some processes set up , we may run with the average ones because of the timeframe we’re working within.
“Certainly, we will examine the areas we could effect and where we could get some quick wins and where we believe we could have the maximum impact. We are going to look to implement those slowly but certainly, and we make change. We are going to want to see where we can find those wins.”
Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk: There’s not been a time. I am a new boss coming in and I feel that the key isn’t to over-bear the gamers with too much stuff that I want to do, but enough they can carry the concepts we are going to attempt to work and set them on the pitch.
“Games come thick and fast and we are likely to be going into a busy period, so we’ll try and operate in between that to attempt to make that better and clearer. It is quite a unique situation this weekend but I’ve really enjoyed it.”
It was out of his brother Nicky and Danny Cowley. Just over a week after turning down the opportunity to handle Huddersfield, he is going to be hauled in the dugout at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday because his side chooses on Sheffield Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Football.
Together with his brother and helper Nicky, have taken the jump from Lincoln – that are near the top of League One – to Huddersfield, currently with one league win in 2019 and inhabiting spot in the Championship.
Cowley may have heeded lessons when creating up the step to the Championship from managers that have struggled. Nathan Jones along with paul Hurst are two who have lately laboured after departing League One nightclubs, however the 40-year-old thinks he has what it takes to flip around the situation at Huddersfield. However, it won’t be a fast fix.
“This is a mindset thing,” he explained. “We’ve spoken to a lot of people round the team who believe they are just one win from changing that, but I’m not so sure.”
In most contests, Huddersfield are winless in nine matches from Sheffield Wednesday (W0 D4 L5).
Sheffield Wednesday haven’t conceded one goal in any of the last seven games in the John Smith’s competition against Huddersfield (W4 D3 L0).
Huddersfield have failed to score more than once in every one of the last 29 home games in all competitions – should they fail to do so against Sheffield Wednesday, it would be a record amount of consecutive games by a Football League Club in most competitions, together with Blackpool also heading 29 games between December 2013 and also February 2015.
Sheffield Wednesday haven’t lost three successive league games since October 2017.
Considering their 1-0 win over Wolves in the John Smith’s Arena at February, Huddersfield have not led to get one minute in some of their seven home league games (W0 D1 L6).
Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher has not scored in three consecutive league matches since a run of five between May and September 2012 for Sunderland and Wolves.
Two managers at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. What a second this is for Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky, handling a side that were with been PE part-time supervisors and teachers a few years ago.
At the dugout will be he’s been in in a much better place than where it was discovered by him. I think he will be a good fit at Sheffield Wednesday and he’ll start with a triumph. Just!
David Prutton forecasts: 1-2 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
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