February 9, 2013


Huddersfield Town

0 - 0

Cardiff City


15:00 +00:00, February 9, 2013

John Smith's Stadium

Referee: M. Brown

Gobern back for Terriers

Team Stat Comparison

Huddersfield Town Cardiff City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 1
Points 58 87
Goal Difference -20 27
Goals for * 1.2 1.5
Goals against * 1.1 1.3
Last 5 D-W-W-L-W D-D-D-D-W
Last 5 home D-W-D-L-L D-D-W-D-W
Last 5 away W-L-W-L-W D-D-D-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Huddersfield Town | Cardiff City

Competition Stats

Huddersfield Town Cardiff City
Goals James Vaughan 14 Heidar Helguson 8
Assists Daniel Ward 6 Craig Noone 8
Yellows Paul Dixon 11 Mark Hudson 8
Reds Joel Lynch 1 Craig Noone 1
Squads: Huddersfield Town | Cardiff City

Huddersfield midfielder Oscar Gobern could be included in the squad for the first time this season for the visit of league leaders Cardiff.

Gobern, sidelined since undergoing ankle surgery in the summer, has been back in training for several weeks and may be in contention for his first appearance of the season, while striker James Vaughan is expected to recover from concussion in time.

Defender Joel Lynch, who has missed the last six games due to a hamstring injury, is also expected back in the squad, as is midfielder Chris Atkinson (thigh).

But the good news stops there for caretaker managers Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre.

Winger Danny Ward (broken metatarsal), midfielder Keith Southern (Achilles) and striker Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) are all definitely out and forward Lee Novak (toe), midfielder Oliver Norwood (bruised foot) and defender Peter Clarke (concussion) are doubtful.

Cardiff will assess their four returning internationals.

Wales' Craig Bellamy, Scotland's David Marshall, South Korea's Kim Bo-Kyung and Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson will be involved if they came through their midweek excursions unscathed as City look to record back-to-back victories in Yorkshire.

Their 1-0 win at Elland Road last weekend means that in their last six away games the Bluebirds have taken 19 points from a possible 21.

Fraizer Campbell stepped off the bench to fire Cardiff 10 points clear at the top of the npower Championship and the England international is pushing for a place in Malky Mackay's starting line-up.

Cardiff captain Mark Hudson scored a last-gasp winner when the sides last met on the opening day of the season.