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Why Huddersfield Town can feel confident heading into clash with Championship leaders Burnley

Plenty of positives in win over Reading

Nakhi Wells puts Huddersfield Town ahead against Reading

Huddersfield Town can take plenty of confidence from the win over Reading as they prepare to face Championship leaders Burnley.

The Turf Moor side – already 4/1 on to win promotion – visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday looking to extend their run of wins to six.

Visiting manager Sean Dyche has issued a warning that his team are flourishing both home and away at the moment and will be looking for another three points at Town’s expense.

But Town were patient, poised and then potent against Reading to chalk a 3-1 win which gives them confidence ahead of an important sequence of matches against top-half clubs.

Nahki Wells’ 15th goal of the season was reward for his persistence after missing out on two excellent first-half chances, and he will take heart from that.

Jamie Paterson scored for the fourth match running against the Berkshire side – he was also involved in the build-up to Flo Bojaj’s first senior goal – and he will pose a threat to the Burnley defence in support of Wells.

Martin Cranie impressed at the back, as did Kyle Dempsey with his tackling and prompting in midfield, and the only shame for Town was that they couldn’t keep a first clean sheet since the 1-0 win against Wolves on February 20.

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