Preview: Bournemouth v Huddersfield
09 April 2012
Town travel to the Seward Stadium for the Easter Monday game, with a 3pm kick off, looking to bounce back with a win after a disappointing defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Last season's play-off semi final opponents Bournemouth are currently under the caretaker leadership of Paul Groves & Shaun Brooks after Lee Bradbury was relieved of his duties a few weeks back.
They have two draws and a defeat under their belt since taking the reigns, draws with Yeovil & Stevenage before Saturday's defeat at Bramall Lane to Sheffield United.
Huddersfield travel with the record book behind them having not lost away at Bournemouth since April 1991 - a run that has stretched 12 games, can we make it unlucky 13 on Monday?
'I think Bournemouth are a team that we can go and beat. They are a different to the team to the one that we beat in the Play-Offs last year and will go there and try and respond quickly. It will be a tough game, but the players will be positive and aiming to win the game.'
Bournemouth Team News:
Matt Tubbs has been ruled out for the season after a Hernia operation.
Stephen Purchess and Charlie Sheringham are long term absentees.
Charlie Daniels is still recovering from a broken bone in his foot.
Donal McDermott is unavailable under the terms of his transfer deal
Player to watch: Marc Pugh
Top scorer and assist maker with 11 of each.
The tricky wide man has attracted the attention of several Championship scouts throughout the season.
Huddersfield Town Team News:
Tommy Miller is expected to be fit - but may not start.
Jack Hunt serves the second of his two match ban.
Gary Naysmith, Damien Johnson & Oscar Gobern are all out injured.
Could Anton Robinson feature - he seems to have become a forgotten man in recent weeks - but a reunion with his old club may be beneficial?
Player to watch: Lee Novak
His energy & determination will be required in this game.
Match Facts & Stats
npower League 1,
aturday 10 December 2011:
Huddersfield Town 0 AFC Bournemouth 1 (Harry Arter 19)
Bournemouth 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Next Fixtures: Huddersfield Town
Sat 14th (A) Preston
Sat 21st (H) Scunthorpe
Sat 28th (A) Walsall
Sat 5th (H) Yeovil Town