David Wagner's side welcome 10-th placed Ipswich Town looking to extend a three game unbeaten streak and continue their climb up the Championship table.

Here are three key battles that could help decide which manager is smiling come 5pm on Saturday...

Nahki Wells v Christophe Berra

Sky Bet Championship - MK Dons (1) v Huddersfield Town (1) - Nahki Wells equalises for Town.

Stopping Nahki Wells is becoming an increasingly difficult task for Championship defenders, but Christophe Berra will be the latest to try his hand.

The Bermudian now has 14 strikes to his name in all competitions this season, and has netted four times in his last five outings.

And Ipswich Town fans are likely to be fed up of him wheeling away in celebration - he has three goals in three games against the Tractor Boys.

Virtually ever present for Mick McCarthy’s men this season, Berra has also been one of the most consistent performers. Strong in the air and crunching in the tackle, Berra’s concentration is one of his biggest strengths and he’ll need to be fully focused throughout the 90 minutes.

Against MK Dons, Wells had just two shots on target but netted the crucial equaliser late on.

Mark Hudson v Daryl Murphy

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town v Fulham - Mark Hudson equalises for Town.

With eight goals to his name so far, Daryl Murphy has scored 20% of Ipswich Town’s league goals this term, and is behind only Brett Pitman in the club’s scoring charts.

His record against Town isn’t too shabby either, two in his last four starts against the Terriers.

Stood between him and Jed Steer’s goal will be the skipper, Mark Hudson, who is one of the names almost guaranteed to start under David Wagner. His recent absence through suspension showed exactly why - the captain’s leadership and organisation is vital to Town’s defensive solidity and translates through the team.

His partnership with Joel Lynch has become key to hope of clean sheets and points - although Wagner will hope the pair are able to remain in the back line rather than up front against Ipswich.

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James Husband v Freddie Sears

IPSWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Freddie Sears of Ipswich Town celebrates

In terms of goal contribution, one of the biggest threats from the opposition comes from Freddie Sears, with six goals and seven assists this season. Ipswich love to attack down the wings, and plying his trade on the right side of a front three has seen Sears profit.

It is likely to be Husband charged with keeping him quiet at the John Smith’s Stadium.

After having to wait his turn to impress at Town following his arrival on loan from Middlesbrough, Husband has displayed the qualities that made Wagner so keen to bring him in. Blessed with attacking ingenuity as well as a defensive brain, Husband has been an asset to Town and given welcome competition in the left back berth.

Ipswich’s injury list has deprived Mick McCarthy of a host of his creative talents, so limiting Sears’ influence will be key.