How fitting that Joel Lynch should serve up the equaliser in a match dedicated to the Huddersfield Town charity which provides breakfasts for schoolchildren.

The centre-back who likes to pop up front when the opportunity arises is a Town Foundation ambassador.

And his second goal of the season after 83rd minutes ensured the one-off pink and white striped shirt won’t be remembered for a defeat.

It had looked like a case of deja vu when David Cotterill drilled Birmingham City ahead with a 73rd-minute free-kick.

The Wales international earned Blues a 1-0 win in this fixture last season with a well-taken set-piece strike.

And he beat the Town wall and skipper Jed Steer from 20 yards out after Dean Whitehead fouled substitute Will Buckley.

Town, to their credit, were persistent, and Lynch levelled with a neat touch and shot after Sean Scannell’s effort fell into his path.

David Wagner’s side came close to a spectacular stoppage-time winner from Karim Matmour’s overhead kick.

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But Blues’ Polish keeper Tomasz Kuszczak made a fine save, having earlier thwarted Emyr Huws when he got in a firm header from a Lynch flick-on.

Town stopper Steer showed similarly smart reactions to push a low David Davis drive wide.

Overall, however, neither side were clinical enough in their finishing to stake a convincing victory claim.

In the 100th league clash between the two clubs (it’s the most regular fixture in Town’s history) the home side had 18 shots, but only three on target, and that was a pity, because they produced some neat build-up play.

Wagner made three changes, bringing in Kyle Dempsey for Tommy Smith at right-back, Huws for Philip Billing in midfield and Jamie Paterson for Bunn up front.

It was Dempsey’s chance to show Wagner he has no need to bring in additional competition for Smith.

Sky Bet Champioship - Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town - Town's second goal.

And the former Carlisle United man impressed on his 11th Town start and 23rd appearance in all.

Huws, too, was a bright performer in place of calf-injury victim Billing.

The on-loan Wigan Athletic man, who had a temporary spell at Birmingham as a Manchester City player, prompted, probed and pushed in his 29th Town game.

But chairman Dean Hoyle has revealed the likely money involved means Town won’t make a bid to sign the Wales international permanently.

Sky Bet Championship -Blackburn Rovers (0) v Huddersfield Town (2) - David Wagner celebrates with Tommy Smith.

A deal for Paterson, who is on loan from Nottingham Forest and has featured 34 times, remains a possibility, and the 24-year-old made a useful contribution in this game.

So did Matmour, the January arrival on whom Town have yet to announce a decision on whether they will take up the option of keeping for another year.

The experienced forward came off the bench to make an impact and come very close to clinching three points.