Meet the opposition | Huddersfield Town
As Swansea City prepare to host Huddersfield Town in the Championship, we take a closer look at the history and fortunes of the Terriers.
What's their story?
A Premier League outfit just over two years ago, this is the Terriers’ third season back in the second tier.
They will be desperate to improve on two seasons where they have had to look over their shoulders towards the relegation zone.
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?
Up and down. The Terriers have enjoyed some fine victories – including wins at Sheffield United and Blackpool – but have yet to find any real consistency this term.
They were defeated 5-1 by Fulham and also lost to bottom side Nottingham Forest last time out on home soil.
They currently sit seventh in the table, but will know they could – and perhaps should – be higher.
Who’s the boss?
Carlos Corberan. The Spaniard was appointed Huddersfield boss in July 2020 following the departure of Danny Cowley and has just started his second season at the helm.
A former goalkeeper in Valencia’s youth ranks, Corberan opted to retire at the age of 23 and pursue a career in coaching.
His managerial breakthrough came courtesy of a brief spell with Alcoron’s Juvenil A squad in 2013, and he also had stints 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?
Jonathan Hogg. The abrasive midfielder has been with the Terriers since 2013 and has racked up over 250 appearances since joining from Watford.
He was named the club’s Player of the Year last term, as he was during the 2016-17 season as they were promoted to the Premier League.
His experience and work-rate make him a valuable asset in the middle of the park.
Who are the key men?
Lewis O’Brien has been on the books with the Terriers since coming through the academy ranks and has matured into an important figure for the Yorkshire club.
Able to operate in central or wide midfield roles, his energetic performances have won him a number of admirers, and he was heavily linked with a move to Premier League Leeds during the recent summer window.
Josh Koroma enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for Huddersfield last term, despite injury limiting his involvement.
The striker scored eight goals in all – his first coming in a 2-1 win in SA1 a year ago – even though he missed nearly four months of the season with a hamstring injury.
The England C international already has two goals to his name this term.
Experience defender Tom Lees made the move to Huddersfield from Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer during the summer and has been a regular starter at his new club.