Preview: Birmingham City vs Huddersfield TownLeave a comment
March 13, 2015 by bluenosebible
By Harry Shersby-Wignall
This weekend Blues face a struggling Huddersfield side who have lost their last three games, while Gary Rowett’s revitalised team are unbeaten in three and have won two of them. Rowett will be looking for a third consecutive home win following back-to-back 1-0 wins at St.Andrews against Brentford and Blackpool.
The last time Blues and Huddersfield met was in the middle of December and a second half David Cotterill free kick was enough to secure all three points in a cagey affair at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Chris Powell’s Huddersfield may be lacking confidence as they travel to St.Andrews as their third consecutive defeat came at the hands of relegation threatened Rotherham. They suffered a 2-0 home defeat.
However, over in the Blues camp, spirits will be high after a tremendous injury time comeback last Saturday when Gary Rowett’s side managed to snatch a point from 2-0 down with 3 injury time minutes to go. A Paul Caddis penalty and a Clayton Donaldson header saw Blues unbeaten run stretch to three games.
Chris Powell has admired Blues’ spirit to come back into form following a winless draught of nine games:
“We go to Birmingham City, who had a draw and two wins last week. Before that, they hadn’t won for nine games!”
“I’m very pleased for Gary (Rowett). We’ve always got on well, he’s someone I have time for. He’s gone into Birmingham where it was quite tough and they picked up some points and got themselves going.
“Then they had a downturn, not winning any games, but now they have turned it round again.”
Team news- Birmingham City
There are no fresh injury concerns for Blues this week. Matt Green (knee), Gavin Gunning (knee), Koby Arthur (thigh) and Michael Morrison (ankle) are all still sidelined. However, striker Matt Green and defender Gavin Gunning have both resumed light training and are nearing a come back to the first team. Callum Reilly and Will Packwood have both been loaned out to League 2 outfits Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town, respectively.
Team news- Huddersfield Town
The game on Saturday will come too soon for top scorer Nahki Wells to play a part in as he hasn’t yet recovered from a shoulder injury he picked up in last weekends tie against Rotherham. Striker Harry Bunn will undergo a late fitness test but remains a doubt with a hamstring injury.
After a successful couple of weeks and some encouraging home performances, I think it will be 2-0 to the home side with Clayton Donaldson netting a brace.
Keep Right On and COME ON YOU BLUES!
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