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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Huddersfield Town

26 July 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Huddersfield Town on Tuesday 27 July at Highbury in a pre-season friendly, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Huddersfield Town

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Tuesday 27 July 2021

Kick-off: 19:00

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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The Cods’ last outing was on Saturday when they finished their Scottish leg of their pre-season preparations with a goalless draw with double cup winners St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Both sides were able to create chances throughout the game, with the best one being a free-kick from the home side being taken by David Wotherspoon in the first-half, which hit the side-netting of Alex Cairns’ goal.

Before that, Town had three build-up friendlies which started off with a 2-0 win over Radcliffe, before a Jordan Rossiter header sealed a 1-0 win over Port Vale at the club’s training complex.

Rochdale was next on the cards and that ended in a 3-3 draw – one for the spectators. The Cod Army went behind when Stephen Dooley fired home, but Town reacted quickly as Danny Andrew’s found the back of the net with his free-kick.

Dale regained a two-goal advantage however a late double from Ryan Edmondson, including a neat volley for the equaliser, ensured the game finished level.

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The Terriers are finishing off their pre-season schedule at Highbury against the Cods and they will looking to get back to winning ways as their last game was a narrow loss to newly promoted Premier League side, Norwich City.

Norwich opened the scoring after 14 minutes, when Lukas Rupp slipped the ball through to Teemu Pukki, who was able to lift the ball over Lee Nicholls. Even though the side created constant chances, it was Norwich who managed to add a second just before the end after Adam Idah managed to find the back of the net.

In the game before, Huddersfield recorded a 2-0 win over Southport and they started the game quick, gaining the lead after just two minutes through an Adam Anson own goal. Duane Holmes got his name on the score sheet late in the first half after dribbling through a crowd and finishing low across the keeper.

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the club after his side played out a goalless draw against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon. Here is what the gaffer had to say in his interview:

“It was a real good test for us, they are a team who are starting their season next week and are going into a European game against Galatasaray. We are a week behind them and are coming off the back of a tough week in Ayrshire so, overall, we had a good performance collectively as a team, but we also had some individual ones as well.

“We are in good shape in terms of the physical condition of the players and today, we had a good game against a good team.

“We’ve worked a lot on out-of-possession stuff over the last couple of days and you could see that today. The shape was good, and we didn’t concede too many opportunities and those are things to put in place for the rest of the season.”

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The one to watch from The Terriers is midfielder, Duane Holmes. The 26-year-old rejoined the side in January and has since gone on to make 16 appearances and has found the back of the net on two occasions.

Holmes, who has made two appearances for the United States national team, started his career in the blue and white of Huddersfield, making his league debut against Blackpool in September 2013.

Loan spells would follow his first season at the club, as he first went to Yeovil Town, and that move was followed by another quick loan to Bury. After three years at the John Smith’s Stadium, he then made a permanent move to Scunthorpe United, where he would net 10 goals and gain valuable experience in his two years there.

The Championship beckoned in Derby County in 2018 and even though he made almost 70 appearances for the side, he couldn’t resist heading back to Huddersfield at the turn of the year and featured in the side for the rest of the season.

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Ticket prices for the match are as followed:

Adults - £10

Seniors / Under 25s - £5

Under 18s - £1

Tickets for Tuesday's match can be purchased online HERE.

If you require further details ahead of the game, please call the club ticket office on 01253 775080, or head down to the stadium to speak to a member of staff in the club shop.

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