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Huddersfield v Hull

Huddersfield Town
Hull City

John Smiths Stadium

30 March 2013


On Sky

Huddersfield entertain Hull in the televised 17:20 kick off in the Championship.

Huddersfield are 5 points from the drop zone, whilst Hull occupy second place in the Championship, after results went their way on Good Friday.

Despite Hull's loft league position they have lost 3 of their last 5 games.

Vital Quotes: Mark Robins

"I think the Leeds game was a good performance, but we`ve played pretty well in the wins over Middlesbrough and Burnley and then we follow it up with a performance that wasn`t great, like against Charlton. We`re looking for more consistent performances of the type we put in at Leeds,

The supporters were delighted with that result and it was important, but we have to keep picking points up. If we can play with the same intensity and commitment, which we have shown we are capable of, we will be absolutely fine - and good to watch.

"Quality is really important, but it doesn`t generally rise too high if you don`t have the commitment and work ethic to go with it. Our players have shown that we are a handful when they all go hand in hand."

"You have to make the best use of the time you have available during the international break, but it has coincided with horrendous snow and that has hampered things.

"We`ve used in the best way we could. One or two were carrying knocks and niggles and we`ve been able to get them assessed, treated and rehabilitated in the time we`ve had.

"We managed to clear an area of the Canalside pitches to work on this Tuesday - the scholars actually had to clear an area for us to train on and did unbelievably well, because as they were working the snow was coming down in buckets again.

"We did some indoor work - both football wise and on strength and conditioning - on Monday and it has been testing, just as it will have been for everyone else in the area. We had a breather on Wednesday ahead of being back in on Thursday and Friday. It`s important we get an area of grass to work on."

Huddersfield Town Team News:

Midfielder Keith Southern (Achilles) remains sidelined.

Lynch, Norwood, Beckford, Robinson and Wallace all return from International duty unscathed.

Player to watch: James Vaughan

Big game player, and today is certainly that.

Hull City Team News:

Defender Abdoulaye Faye (calf) set for first team recall after recovering from injury

Tigers will be without midfielder Seyi Olofinjana, who has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

Player to watch: George Boyd

Has been a revelation since joining Hull and has been a thorn in Towns side in the past for Peterborough

Match Facts & Stats

Three wins in five games has seen Mark Robins steer Huddersfield away from trouble, to five points above the bottom three

This is the 50th league and cup meeting of these clubs, who first engaged in 1911; Huddersfield have won 21 of the previous 49, and Hull 18.

The West and East Yorkshire sides last met on Huddersfield turf in League One in September 2004 when the home side completed a 4-0 hammering.

Hull have alternated between defeat and victory in their last six outings, and need a win to continue that pattern.

The promotion-chasing Tigers, who've not drawn a league game in 10 outings, will be keen to avoid their 900th loss in second level league football

Steve Bruce takes his side to a club he managed for 17 months from May 1999, but with little success.

Ref Watch:

Darren Deadman will be the man in the middle as Huddersfield take on Hull City at the John Smiths Stadium, Live on Sky TV (17:20) The last time Mr.Deadman officiated a Huddersfield Town game was way back last season as Town defeated MK Dons 2-0 at stadium:mk in the League One Play-Off Semi Final first leg. Deadman was appointed to the Football league list in 2005 having worked his way up through non-league, Deadman has made appearances in the Premier League as a fourth official. To date he has brandished 100 yellow cards and 4 of the dreaded Red cards in 30 matches. Last season in 50 matches he brandished 209 Yellows and 14 Reds!! Assistants: Mr Simeon Lucas (Lancashire) & Mr Marc Perry (West Midlands) Fourth Official: Mr Christopher Sarginson (Staffordshire)

Match Prediction:

Huddersfield 1-1 Hull

Next Fixtures:

Date:Saturday March 30 2013
Time: 4:27PM

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