Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City: Championship Preview, Round 3, 2022
 Lewis Baker of Stoke City looks quizzically at Josh Koroma of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Stoke City at Kirklees Stadium on January 28, 2022 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by William Early/Getty Images)

The Terriers have endured a nightmare start to the campaign, with three losses in three games in all competitions under new boss Danny Schofield.

Their early season woes are a far cry from last season's exploits, where they reached the playoff final under Carlos Corberan but lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest.

Last time out saw an early exit from the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 home loss at the hands of Preston North End.

Stoke City have experienced a mixed start to the new season, with one win and two losses in all competitions so far.

An opening day loss to Millwall was followed up by a 2-0 win against Blackpool last week with goals from Harry Clarke and Jacob Brown.

Midweek also saw them lose in the cup, a 5-3 penalty defeat to Morecambe after a 0-0 draw inside 90 minutes.

  • Team news

Huddersfield

Danny Ward and Jonathan Hogg are both fit to play against Stoke after being rested for knocks on Tuesday.

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Town remain without sidelined duo Matty Pearson and David Kasumu.

Stoke

Josh Tymon (ankle) and Ben Wilmot (heel) have both recovered from their knocks and are fit for the trip to West Yorkshire.

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The Potters remain without long-term absentees Nick Powell and Harry Souttar with knee and ACL injuries respectively.

  • Likely lineups

Huddersfield

Nicholls; Turton, Edmonds-Green, Lees, Nakayama, Ruffels; Thomas, Hogg, Russell, Anjorin; Ward.

Stoke

Bursik; Wilmot, Taylor, Flint; Clarke, Laurent, Baker, Smallbone, Tymon; Gayle, Brown.

  • Ones to watch

Danny Ward

Hailing from nearby Bradford, Ward made his name at Huddersfield Town as a youngster and made 130 appearances for the club between 2010 and 2015 before moving onto Rotherham and then Cardiff City.

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His second spell at the Terriers began in 2020 and he has netted 11 in 50 games in all competitions, including 10 last season as he played a pivotal role in their run to the playoff final.

Lewis Baker

27-year-old Baker has quickly made himself one of Michael O'Neill's most important players since joining Stoke from Chelsea in January of this year. A combative midfielder, he scored eight goals in the second half of last season for the Potters as he made an instant impact at his new permanent home.

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Stoke are Baker's second permanent club, after eight loan spells between 2015-2021 saw him join the likes of Leeds United and Trabzonspor. His recent form saw him named club captain of the Potters this summer, and he is set to play another huge part at the club throughout this campaign.

  • Match details

Where is the game being played?

The game is being held at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

What time is kick off?

Kick off is at 15:00 BST, on Saturday, August 13.

How can I watch?

The game will not be televised in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but is available for purchase on iFollow for fans overseas.

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