Meet the opposition | Huddersfield Town

16th October 2020
First team
Huddersfield Town

As Swansea City prepare to take on Huddersfield Town, we take a closer look at the Terriers.

What's their story?

Jonathan Hogg

A Premier League outfit just over a year ago, this is the Terriers’ second season back in the second tier.

They will be desperate to improve on last season, with a poor run of form towards the end of the campaign meaning they had to settle for an 18th-place finish.

This decade marks a century since the most successful period in the club’s history. FA Cup glory in 1922 was followed by three consecutive First Division titles between 1924 and 1926.

How's their form?

Carel Eiting

Huddersfield endured a difficult start to the 2020-21 season, losing their opening two Championship games and exiting the Carabao Cup in round one.

The Terriers also struggled for form following their return from lockdown at the end of last term, winning just two of their final nine games. They have won just twice on the road in 2020.

However, their fortunes did improve just before the international break, with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest followed by a 1-1 draw with Rotherham.

Who's the boss?

Carlos Corberan

The Spaniard was appointed Huddersfield boss in July following the departure of Danny Cowley.

A former goalkeeper in Valencia’s youth ranks, Corberan opted to retire at the age of 23 and pursue a career in coaching.

The Spaniard’s managerial breakthrough came courtesy of a brief spell with Alcoron’s Juvenil A squad in 2013, and he also had spells in charge of Cypriot sides Doxa and Ermis Aradippou.

Corberan joined Leeds in 2017, and was promoted to their first-team staff under Marcelo Bielsa before his move to Huddersfield ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Who's the captain?

Christopher Schindler

The German defender is now into his fifth season with Huddersfield, having arrived from 1860 Munich for a club-record fee in July 2016.

He etched his name into Terriers folklore by scoring the winning penalty in the Championship play-off final victory over Reading at Wembley in 2017.

Schindler, who only missed a couple of games during Huddersfield’s two-year stay in the Premier League, is now approaching 200 appearances for the club.

Who are the key men?

Fraizer Campbell

Karlan Grant top-scored for the Terriers last season with 19 goals – a tally only bettered by three players in the Championship, while they can also count on the experienced former Manchester United and Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell.

On the wing, Juninho Bacuna scored six goals and provided as many assists last season, while Huddersfield have added European experience to the ranks in the form of Ajax loanee Carel Eiting and former Espanyol full-back Pipa.