By Daniel Wood
Carlos Corberan will take charge of his first game as Huddersfield Town head coach on Saturday 22 August against Southport. Kick-off will be at 3 pm.
The game will be played behind closed doors at The Pure Stadium and will come one day after the 2020-21 league fixtures are announced.
The Terriers have not played Southport since 1978 in the old League Division Four, now known as League Two. That game ended 1-1.
This was the last season that Southport played in the football league as they were relegated and have yet to return.
Southport are currently in the National League North and finished 12th place as the league was curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The manager, Liam Watson is currently on his fourth official stint as the head coach of Southport having previously been in charge from 2003-06, 2008-13 and a role as caretaker manager in 2017 before becoming the permanent manager again in 2018.
Town Chairman Phil Hodgkinson was previously owner and Chairman at Southport and left them in 2019 to join the current Championship side.
A win is the only result that we should see from the Town side who have something to prove this season after they narrowly avoided relegation to League One. It was a rough 2019-20 season that saw the club finish just three points above the bottom three.
With the exit of Danny Cowley following the climax of the season, it will be interesting to see what early improvements Corberan has made to his new team and if we will see any sudden impact from the new head coach.