The Warm Down : Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City play out an uninspiring draw that leaves both sides with more questions than answers
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Strugglers Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City played out an uninspiring 1-1 draw at the John Smith's Stadium on Tuesday that leaves both sides in a precarious position in the league standings.

It proved to be a relatively even encounter in West Yorkshire in which the Terriers took the lead through Fraizer Campbell before the travelling Birmingham made an instant reply through Barnsley born defender Marc Roberts.

The draw sees Huddersfield sit 19th in the League standings while Birmingham currently occupies 21st. Here are some reflections from the game in West Yorkshire.

Confidence boost for Campbell

In a below-par Huddersfield performance striker, Fraizer Campbell delivered a solid display and was well deserving of his goal on the evening.

With new competition upfront in the path of new acquisition Yaya Sanogo, and off the back of two poor performances against Derby County and Preston North End, the experienced Campbell showed all his character to bounce back with a goal tonight.

Campbell's goal in the 63rd minute was an excellent half volley and may reignite the confidence of the 33-year-old Huddersfield born striker.

Keogh loses his place in the team

Huddersfield Town swooped for veteran defender Richard Keogh in the January transfer window to add much-needed depth to their backline and to try and combat their defensive woes.

The 34-year-old however has had a mediocre start to life in West Yorkshire with the Terriers winning just one one of the nine games Keogh has featured in.

The Irish international lost his place in Carlos Corberan's starting line-up tonight to Richard Stearman who has recovered from a recent injury problem, and the former Derby County captain now faces a difficult task to try and establish himself once again in the Terriers starting 11.

Birmingham miss out on a chance 

Birmingham may reflect on yesterday's encounter as a missed opportunity as they missed an opportunity to do a League double on Huddersfield and climb above the Terriers in the table.

As things stand a two-point and two-place gap separates these two sides, with Birmingham still in a much more precarious position out of the two. 

With a tough run of fixtures on the horizon for the Blues, this was a good opportunity to overtake a fellow struggling side in the League Table and by failing to do so they remain in an extremely insecure position in the standings.


Ultimately, Tuesday's encounter in West Yorkshire will leave these two sides with more questions than answers and keeps both managers under pressure.

Out of the two Huddersfield are in a better position to make a climb up the league table with a two-point gap separating them from their relegation rivals, and a more favourable run of games coming up that could lift them up the table.

Nonetheless, both sides are in a precarious position at the moment, and there is an alarming possibility that both these sides could be facing each other in League One next season if they don't find a purple patch of form.