Huddersfield V Newcastle at John Smith's Stadium : Match Preview

03 March 2017 02:34
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David Wagner set to bring back big guns when Huddersfield host Newcastle

Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy is back in contention for the home game against Sky Bet Championship leaders Newcastle.

Mooy, on loan from Manchester City, was ineligible to face his parent club in Town's midweek FA Cup replay defeat.

Head coach David Wagner made nine changes at the Etihad Stadium and is expected to revert back to a line-up similar to the one which started in last week's draw at Barnsley.

The likes of Izzy Brown, Chris Loewe, Danny Ward, Michael Hefele and Elias Kachunga are all hoping for recalls, while Christopher Schindler (leg) and Kasey Palmer (hamstring) will be assessed after missing out on Wednesday night.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will again assess leading scorer Dwight Gayle ahead of another key game.

The 20-goal frontman missed Tuesday night's dramatic 2-1 victory at Brighton with a hamstring problem, and Benitez sprang something of a surprise when he named Yoan Gouffran in attack and left Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Daryl Murphy sitting on the bench.

It was Perez who snatched victory with a precious late strike with Murphy also making an impact after his introduction, and the Magpies manager will face a similar decision at the John Smith's Stadium.

Rolando Aarons is working his way back towards match fitness after recovering from a serious knee injury, but fellow midfielder Isaac Hayden continues his rehabilitation following ankle surgery.


Source: PAR


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