By Corey Simpson-Pearce –
Huddersfield Town host Queens Park Rangers at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday Afternoon. 3 pm Kick off.
Huddersfield Town are still without a win in 2023 and will be looking to change that on Saturday afternoon when they take on a QPR team who has also not picked up a win in 2023.
A win for Huddersfield would take them out of the bottom three, putting them ahead of Cardiff with a game in hand on the Bluebirds.
With the transfer window now shut and the signings brought in, it is now up to Mark Fotheringham to get his squad pushing in the right direction towards safety in the Championship.
The Terriers were involved in 2 deadline day signings with the club bringing in goalkeepers Tomáš Vaclík and Jordan Smith to sure up the final line of defence as veteran goalkeeper Lee Nichols was ruled out for the season last week.
In other transfer news, midfielder Jon Russell has secured a permanent move away to Barnsley. Arron Rowe also departed the club on loan to Stockport County. Anthony Knockaert is back in training this week.
Huddersfield will be looking to turn over their January misery with a win in front of the home fans.
Queens Park Rangers
QPR come into this game with 1 win in their last 10 games which includes a 2-1 loss to the Terriers so I’m sure that both teams will be using that as motivation for their clash on Saturday.
Neil Critchley’s men only had 1 new addition to the squad throughout the January transfer window with the R’s signing Jamaican striker Jamal Lowe on loan from Bournemouth.
With that being said QPR are coming into the game with a minor injury crisis with both fullbacks Laird and Paal having picked up injuries and are looking like they will miss the game making Neil Critchley’s job on Saturday a bit more difficult.
The R’s will be looking to kick off their 2023 wins anytime soon and they might see the game against Huddersfield as an opportunity.
Ones to Watch
The one to watch this week is none other than Bournemouth loanee Jamal Lowe, hungry and looking to get his career back on track.
He will be a real threat towards the Huddersfield town defence which, although it has been strengthened in recent weeks with signings and players coming back from injury, isn’t immune to conceding a goal.
Yet another tough game for Huddersfield town as it is the championship and there is no easy game. This week both teams look like they are looking to turn a new page with the new month and the uncertainty and chaos of the January window over.
I think that both teams will battle hard and the points will be shared on Saturday at the John Smith’s Stadium. With that, I am going with a 2-2 draw in this game.