January 12, 2013



1 - 1



15:00 +00:00, January 12, 2013

John Smith's Stadium

Referee: G Salisbury

Danns in, Prutton out

Team Stat Comparison

Huddersfield Town Birmingham City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 12
Points 58 61
Goal Difference -20 -6
Goals for * 1.2 1.5
Goals against * 1.1 1.5
Last 5 D-W-W-L-W D-L-W-W-D
Last 5 home D-W-D-L-L D-W-D-L-W
Last 5 away W-L-W-L-W L-W-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Huddersfield Town | Birmingham City

Competition Stats

Huddersfield Town Birmingham City
Goals James Vaughan 14 Marlon King 13
Assists Daniel Ward 6
Yellows Paul Dixon 11 Paul Robinson 8
Reds Joel Lynch 1 Nikola Zigic 2
Squads: Huddersfield Town | Birmingham City

Next Matches

Huddersfield Town Birmingham City
4/18 H: Brighton & Hove Albion 4/19 A: Nottingham Forest
4/21 A: Yeovil Town 4/21 H: Blackburn Rovers
4/26 H: Leicester City 4/26 H: Leeds United
5/3 A: Watford 4/29 H: Wigan Athletic
5/3 A: Bolton Wanderers

Huddersfield's new signing Neil Danns will be included in the squad for the home game with Birmingham.

Leicester midfielder Danns signed on loan until the end of the season this week and is expected to feature.

Winger Adam Hammill, on loan from Wolves, will also return to contention after being ineligible for last week's FA Cup win at Charlton.

But manager Simon Grayson has doubts about the fitness of defenders Joel Lynch (hamstring) and Calum Woods (groin), who has missed the last three matches, winger Danny Ward (knee), sidelined for the last four, plus strikers Jimmy Spencer (hamstring) and Alan Lee (back).

Anton Robinson is pushing for only his second start of the season, while fellow midfielder Oscar Gobern is continuing his recovery from ankle surgery as Huddersfield chase their first league win in 11 matches.

Birmingham's injury problems are easing as a number of players are hoping to return for the trip to Lee Clark's old club.

The Blues boss has Nikola Zigic and Rob Hall available after the duo missed the FA Cup third round draw with Leeds at the weekend. The Serbian striker was suspended while the on-loan winger was refused permission to play in the competition by parent-club West Ham.

They could be joined in the squad by defender Paul Caddis (hamstring), strikers Peter Lovenkrands (calf) and Marlon King (knee) and the versatile Jonathan Spector (ankle) who have all returned to training.

But Clark remains without defenders Will Packwood (broken leg), Stephen Carr and David Murphy (both knee), midfielders Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring), Hayden Mullins (calf), Darren Ambrose (knee) and Keith Fahey (compassionate leave) as well as striker Akwasi Asante (hamstring).