Huddersfield Town head to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday looking for a first win in four Championship games following the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

The Terriers sealed all three points at the Macron Stadium last term thanks to former midfielder Oliver Norwood's second-half strike but it was their first win at the home of the Trotters since 1968.

But what are the key questions for Town ahead of their trip to face Neil Lennon's rejuvenated side?

Here are just some things for Chris Powell to ponder over before the weekend clash.

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Does Alex Smithies come straight back into first-team contention?

Joe Murphy's performance in the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday has certainly offered the Town manager food for thought and the Republic of Ireland international could hardly have done any more in his attempts to displace Smithies.

He commanded his penalty area, was positive and accurate with his distribution and made a fine stop to deny Royston Drenthe at the death when it looked as if the Dutchman would seal all three points for the Owls.

Smithies' absence against Wednesday - due to back spasms - presented Murphy with an opening he has been yearning for and when it came his way, he delivered a convincing display of his qualities.

It offers Powell yet another selection dilemma and after some recent below-par form, coupled with Murphy's impressive league debut, the prospect of Smithies returning to the starting XI cannot be considered as automatic as his status as No.1 indicates.

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How will Town line up in midfield?

Murphy was not the only league debutant on show at the John Smith's Stadium last weekend, recent loan addition Diego Poyet also came in for his first start and pulled the strings for the Terriers from a deep midfield base.

Whether or not he will keep his place there remains to be seen though, with Powell now able to call on four options for two or three central positions.

Much will depend on whether he persists with the 4-3-3/4-5-1 formation he employed against Wednesday, but Jonathan Hogg will also hold hope of regaining his spot in the side and his ability to hassle and harry could be key in disrupting the Wanderers midfield.

Lee Chung-Yong is the man of the moment under Neil Lennon after being handed the No.10 berth and Town have to be wary of the spaces he will look to occupy between the defensive and midfield lines on Saturday.

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Can this side rediscover its attacking threat?

After such a swashbuckling style of football in the 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, who could have envisaged that this Town side would lose their spark in front of goal so quickly?

Admittedly they did find the net against both Derby County and Fulham, but two of those three goals derived from set pieces and although they bossed the play at Craven Cottage, they were sorely lacking in the final third.

It was a similar tale of attacking woe against Stuart Gray's well-drilled Owls side and Grant Holt struggled until Nahki Wells arrived onto the scene, with the diminutive striker having Town's best chances in a lively second-half cameo.

The calls for Wells to start in a 4-4-2 have become audible but it is debatable, given the way Lennon has set up his Bolton charges since taking over, whether or not this will be the game when those pleas are heard.

Instead, Town must look to the likes of Jacob Butterfield, Harry Bunn and Sean Scannell, nullified in the 0-0 stalemate last weekend, to step up once more and attempt to replicate the formula which helped put Forest to the sword.