Warm Down: Huddersfield Town and Coventry City share the spoils in West Yorkshire
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Huddersfield Town joined Coventry City in securing their Championship status after earning a point in an even encounter with the Sky Blues on Saturday. 

The visiting Coventry took the lead in West Yorkshire when a deflected strike from Jordan Shipley wrong-footed Ryan Schofield in the Huddersfield goal, but the hosts responded just 10 minutes later with Danny Ward scoring the goal that rescued a point for the Terriers.

Huddersfield secure their Championship status

While Huddersfield were below par for much of the game, the point earned by Carlos Corberan's team was enough to secure their Championship status for another season, due to result's elsewhere.

This season has proven to be another poor one for the Terriers, who haven't made any improvements from last season and can count themselves fortunate that the sides below them have failed to save themselves, rather than look towards their own efforts. 

Corberan is expected to still be at the helm for next season, but work must be done over the summer at Huddersfield to ensure they aren't in this sort of position again come the end of next season. But for now, everyone involved with the Terriers can breathe a sigh of relief that despite a poor campaign, they have once again retained their status in the second tier of English football.

Jordan Shipley impresses off the bench for Coventry

Amongst the most impressive performers in Saturday's encounter was Coventry City's combative midfielder Jordan Shipley, who shined off the bench.

The 23-year-old, who replaced Tyler Walker in the 45th minute, put in a fine display which included his second goal of the season, with his deflected strike giving Coventry the lead in the second half.

A big campaign lies ahead for the academy graduate after the summer. With Matty James returning to his parent club Leicester City, the door could be ajar for Shipley to establish himself as a first-team regular next season and his showing today won't have affected his chances. 

Danny Ward off the mark for Huddersfield

The equalising goal for Huddersfield also came from a substitute in striker Danny Ward, who like Shipley, put in an eye-catching display off the bench.

The 29-year-old scored his first goal since his return to Huddersfield last summer late on in the encounter, ending a painfully long wait to get off the mark in his second spell for the club.

Ward is the only one out of Huddersfield's four senior striker options to be under contract for next season and with the competition high, his display off the bench may well have provided food for thought to head coach Carlos Corberan.

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