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Preview: Huddersfield Town

30 January 2013

Palace travel to manager-less Huddersfield Town just over a month since the Terriers claimed a point at Selhurst Park. Since that action-packed game Huddersfield have failed to win any of their five subsequent Championship matches and are currently on a run of 12 games without a win which cost Simon Grayson his job last week.

Caretaker managers Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre will be hoping their side, who are currently 18th in the Championship table, can shore up their defence having conceded 11 goals in their last three games. Former Palace players Sean Scannell and James Vaughan are expected to face their former club.

Huddersfield are still in the FA Cup despite their poor league form as the Yorkshire-based side earned a replay against Leicester in the fourth round of the prestigious competition last weekend. 

In advance of the game Huddersfield would like to remind all supporters to respect the term of their sports ground licence, their own safety and that of others and remain seated during the game. It is an offence for any spectator to persisently stand in a seated area throughout the game.
Crystal Palace: New signing Jazz Richards is in contention to make his debut for Palace after he signed from Swansea on loan for the rest of the season and Wilfried Zaha is eligible to play his first game for the club since his move to Manchester United at the end of last week. Kagisho Dikgacoi is still at the Africa Nations Cup and Ian Holloway is also missing Joel Ward, Paddy McCarthy, Alex Nimely and Owen Garvan.

Huddersfield Town: The Terriers are likely to welcome back on-loan duo Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns into their starting line-up after the pair were ineligible to face parent club Leicester at the weekend. Defender Joel Lynch (hamstring), midfielder Keith Southern (Achilles) and winger Danny Ward (foot) are all out.

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: James Wilson and Paul Kettlewell
Fourth Official:‭ Tony Harrington

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD: (home and away)
Huddersfield winsDrawsPalace wins
FA Cup101
League Cup000

Tickets are available to purchase up until kick-off, costing £10 for adults and £5 for juniors.

Information on the John Smiths Stadium for visiting supporters can be found here.

Huddersfield to win: 11/5
Draw: 12/5
Palace to win: 7/5
Palace to win 1-0: 8/1

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