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Huddersfield Town's 2019/20 so far

QPR travel to Yorkshire on Saturday for a trip to Huddersfield Town and the R’s will be looking for a return to form, following defeat last time out against Bristol City.

Mark Warburton’s side faced the Terriers earlier on in the season, in what was the R’s first home game of the campaign. The game finished all square with Grant Hall’s late header cancelling out Karlan Grant’s second half penalty.

Both team head into this one on the back of negative results last time out, with Rangers suffering defeat at the hands of Bristol City, whilst Huddersfield faced defeat at Craven Cottage at the hands of promotion-chasing Fulham.

Huddersfield are currently just above the relegation zone and will be looking to push up the table come May.

In recent years, Rangers have struggled against Huddersfield Town, with the R’s only claiming victory once in the last five clashes between the clubs.

End-of-season target

Following relegation from the Premier League last season, Huddersfield would’ve been looking for an instant return to England’s top division but after a poor start, German boss Jan Siewert was sacked and replaced by former Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley.

The 41-year-old has helped turn fortunes around at the Kirklees Stadium as he steers them away from the relegation zone.

Despite such a poor start to the campaign, the Terriers have climbed up to 20th place and are hovering above the relegation zone at the moment. They have gone on to claim eight victories so far but these have been over shadowed by the 14 defeats the Terriers have suffered.

Striker Karlan Grant has notched an impressive 13 goals for the Yorkshire side and the former Charlton forward has been a major shining light in a somewhat dark season for Cowley’s men.

In terms of this season's target now, survival will be the key for Cowley’s men as they will look to re-build again in the summer.

Best result

Stoke City 0-1 Huddersfield Town 1st October 2019

New boss Cowley took his Huddersfield team to Stoke City for what was only his second game in charge of the Terriers, following his appointment in late September.

Both sides had made a poor start to the campaign, with the Potters propping up the league table in 24th place, whilst Huddersfield lingered in 22nd.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, substitute Juninho Bacuna sealed Town’s first victory in 20 games and gave Cowley his first win as Huddersfield boss.

This tight result saw an upturn in results for the Yorkshire side, with the Terriers going on a streak of five games without suffering defeat, helping steer them away from the dreaded relegation zone.

Super signing

Danny Simpson

Manchester-born defender Danny Simpson arrived in Huddersfield in late September following the arrival of Danny Cowley in the Terriers hot seat. The former Premier League winner arrived with the aim of shoring up a poor Town defence, which had conceded a noticeable amount of goals prior to the 33-year olds arrival.

Simpson rose through the ranks at giants Manchester United and following numerous loan spells away from Old Trafford, Simpson moved to Newcastle United where he became an integral part of the Toon Army’s promotion winning side in 2010.

Simpson then moved to W12, for a brief spell at the R’s where he helped guide Harry Redknapp’s team to promotion, playing in the famous play-off final at Wembley. It was the full-backs next move, to Leicester City, where he is most fondly remembered. Simpson was a vital part of the Foxes' Premier League winning campaign in 2016, before going on to compete in the Champions League the following year.

Simpson has made 15 appearances in the back line for the Terriers since his move to Yorkshire, helping Cowley’s side claim five clean sheets in the process.