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Pre-Match Thread AB's Huddersfield Preview

Ayrshire Blue

The Custard Splat
Jan 31, 2008
Southend United vs Huddersfield Town

Southend kick off the 2009-10 season with a tough fixture against big spending Huddersfield Town. The game marks the return of former on loan striker Theo Robinson and reigning Player of the Season Peter Clarke.

Huddersfield have been the League One big spenders this summer and are one of the promotion tips for the season. The Terriers have added Peter Clarke, Antony Kay, Lee Peltier, Theo Robinson, Robbie Simpson, Jordan Rhodes and Lee Novak to their ranks.

Southend have been boosted with the loan signing of 6’ 4’’ Centre Back Jean Yves M’Voto from Sunderland. Matt Heath, John White and Lee Sawyer join him through the entrance at Roots Hall.

Huddersfield’s last 5 league results.
10/4 Scunthorpe (A) W 2-1
13/4 Carlisle (H) W 1-0
18/4 Walsall (A) W 3-2
25/4 Brighton (H) D 2-2
2/5 Leyton Orient (A) D 1-1

Head to Head
Southend Wins 8
Draws 6
Huddersfield Wins 14

How they lined up last time out.

Southend United 1 (Barnard, 63 pen)
Huddersfield Town 0

Southend: Mildenhall, Francis, Clarke, Dervite, Barrett, Scannell (Christophe 84), Grant, McCormack, Moussa, Robinson, Barnard

Subs not used: Sankofa, Betsy, Laurent, Freedman

Huddersfield: Smithes, Tom Clarke, Nathan Clarke, Butler, Kelly, Ainsworth (Booth 56), Goodwin (Flynn 65) Collins, Roberts, Pilkington, Cadamatari

Subs not used: Eastwood, Berrett, Holdsworth

How they lined up in their last league games.

Southend: Mildenhall, Francis, Clarke, Dervite, Barrett, Laurent (Scannell 66), Grant (Christophe 72), McCormack, Moussa, Robinson, Barnard (Betsy 80)

Huddersfield: Eastwood, Kelly (Holdsworth 36), Nathan Clarke, Butler, Williams, Pilkington, Tom Clarke, Roberts, Cadamatari, Booth (Ainsworth 80)

Huddersfields Top 5 Goal scorers
2008-09 season

Gary Roberts – 11
Michael Collins – 10
Andy Booth – 8
Ian Craney – 6
Liam Dickinson – 6

The Gaffer
Lee Clark – is entering his first full season as a manager, he has previously managed the Newcastle reserve team. As a player, Clark had two spells at Newcastle United He also played for Sunderland and Fulham.

Games 27
Won 11
Lost 7
Drawn 9

Ayrshire Blue’s one to watch

Theo Robinson – One we all know about, Scored 7 goals in 21 appearances on loan at Roots Hall for the latter stage of last season, signed a 3 year contract with Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee in July 2009. Will add blistering pace to Huddersfield’s forward line and will certainly be amongst the goals this season.​