Boss David Wagner is set to face the media at PPG Canalside ahead of the home clash against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

The Terriers host the Seagulls hoping to reverse current form which has seen four straight Premier League defeats since the 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion.

It has seen Town slip down to 16th in the table, facing a Brighton side lying in 12th position but coming into the encounter on the back of a heavy 5-1 defeat at home to Liverpool.

However, Wagner will be hoping for a repeat of the last time the two sides met at the John Smith's Stadium when his side ran out 3-1 winners last season in the SkyBet Championship.

The German head coach is expected to give a fitness update on a number of players as well as his thoughts on how his side can get back to winning ways.

Blake Welton will be bring you all the latest news via this LIVE Blog with Mel Booth down at the training ground to ask the all important questions.

Signing Out

That’s it from this afternoon’s pre-match press conference LIVE Blog ahead of this weekend’s clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.

For all the latest Town news, views and opinions though keep checking the Examiner website, Facebook Page and @ExaminerHTAFC.

Pre-Match Press Conference: In A Nutshell

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is looking to repeat last season’s Brighton & Hove Albion home trick.

What We Learnt - Christopher Schindler...

Huddersfield Town's boss David Wagner and Christopher Schindler after the win against Manchester United.
Huddersfield Town's boss David Wagner and Christopher Schindler after the win against Manchester United.

1. The German defender is looking forward to getting back to the John Smith’s Stadium after back-to-back away games against Everton and Arsenal.

2. As well as praising the Town fans, Schindler believes the side can only focus on themselves.

3. He also refutes media reports he is homesick for his native Germany.

What We Learnt - David Wagner...

Everton FC vs Huddersfield Town , 02.12.17: Town boss David Wagner before the clash.
Everton FC vs Huddersfield Town , 02.12.17: Town boss David Wagner before the clash.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what we have learnt from this afternoon’s pre-match press conference...

1. No new injuries doubts with only Martin Cranie a slight concern...

2. David Wagner is taking inspiration from the last encounter between the two sides at the John Smith’s Stadium - a 3-1 win during last season’s successful Premier League campaign.

3. The German boss is also unconcerned about current form, the weekend’s game is not ‘a must-win’ and believes the home support will play a big part on Saturday.

4. Wagner also spoke highly of former Town loanee Izzy Brown and his desire to extend his stay in West Yorkshire during the summer.

Done & Dusted...

And that’s a wrap! Christopher Schindler has now left but stick with us as we bring you the best coverage from the press conference...

Staying Ground...

Everybody knows where we come from here, and this makes it so much easier

On Town's fans...

On making this weekend count...

On being homesick...

Schindler refutes any such claims and only has positive things to say about life as a Huddersfield player...

Focus Focus Focus...

It’s important that we as a team know where we want to be. We need to focus on ourselves and not about predictions. We want to collect three points against Brighton

On Brighton & Hove Albion...

They are a really good opponent and we know we will have to be at our best to have a chance.

On the Premier League...

The German defender also says he sees every game as a highlight...

Here Comes Christopher...

While We Wait...

Check out five memorable matches between the newly-promoted rivals over the years...

Town's players celebrate with the fans after the win over Brighton last season
Town's players celebrate with the fans after the win over Brighton last season

Next Up...

So David Wagner has exited from stage left and up next will be Christopher Schindler to speak to the media...

On Performances, Not League Table...

On the November Curse..

Keep Calm and Carry On...

More on Hef...

Michael Hefele Update...

The German defender has been working with the full-squad and is ready to step-up his rehabilitation on the training field.

Michael Hefele in action for Huddersfield Town against Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup clash.
Michael Hefele in action for Huddersfield Town against Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup clash.

Injury Update...

Looking good on that side of things...

Fan Reaction...

New Boy Comparisons...

Fellow promoted side Brighton are nothing like Town...

Well naturally - one are Seagulls and the other Terriers...

Must-win game?

The German head coach acknowledges it is a massive game after four league defeats on the bounce but does not believe it is a ‘must-win’ clash...

On Izzy Brown...

Aim of the Game...

More Fan Praise...

The fans are like a 12th man or more! They give us a lift; they have done it in the past and they have to do it in the future as well. This is why this football club is so extraordinary because everyone supports each other even if we win, lose or draw.

On Fan Power...

On Fortress John Smith's...

Its a massive game for us, we are very happy that we are at home and we will take the energy from the stands into the game. We are very happy to be home.

On Everton FC defeat...

We don’t enjoy having a few defeats in a row but we have had experience of periods like this and we have always been able to bounce back.