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Match Preview | Huddersfield Town (A)

15 May 2022

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The Hatters travel to Huddersfield Town for the second leg of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final on Monday evening.

The first leg:

Both sides saw out a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road on Friday evening, as Sonny Bradley's strike cancelled out Danel Sinani's early effort.

After going behind following a swift counter-attack, the Hatters would find themselves level on the half-hour mark. A brilliant ball in from Kal Naismith was met by a first-time hit from Bradley, who found the top corner for the equaliser.

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Nathan Jones said:

(Please note these quotes are taken from Nathan's post-match interview after the first leg on Friday night)

On injury news:

"I think they have all put in a massive, massive shift tonight and they’ve done that all season. We’ve had to contend with the most horrific injury crisis which means we haven’t been able to freshen things up, we haven’t had pace and power.

"If I was able to call on Pelly, Gabe Osho, Fred Onyedinma, Elijah Adebayo as well as what we’ve got. A Luke Berry with his goals we’d been in a wonderful place but we haven’t been able to do that.

"It is unfortunate but we can’t cry over spilt milk. We’re still getting results with all these problems and that shows the mark of a wonderful football side."

On the home crowd:

"They were electric tonight and I think we gave them a performance to get behind. They got behind us, we showed our intentions, we showed how aggressive we want to be and we’ve evolved to be a wonderful football team compared to where we’ve come from, and we’re still evolving."

 

Follow the action:

There will be no live iFollow stream in countries where the EFL has an overseas broadcast deal because this match is being shown live on Sky Sports.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our loyal supporters, but unfortunately we have no control over the selection of our matches for live coverage.

UK-based supporters will NOT be able to watch the match on iFollow. However, fans can tune into Simon Pitts’ match commentary by purchasing an audio pass HERE.

 

Ref watch

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Referee: Peter Bankes

Assistant Referees: Neil Davies and James Mainwaring 

Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury

The referee on Monday night is Peter Bankes, who has taken charge of two Luton matches this season - the away win against Blackpool and FA Cup tie against Chelsea. 

Bankes has officiated 26 matches and dished out 104 yellow cards and two reds.


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