Boss David Wagner is set to face the media at PPG Canalside ahead of the visit of Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 4pm)

The Terriers will be hoping to right the wrongs of last weekend’s horror show at AFC Bournemouth and conjure up an upset in the mould of the historic victory over City’s arch rivals Manchester United .

And the German head coach will be able to call upon key duo Christopher Schindler and Jonathan Hogg against the undefeated Premier League table-toppers, who go in search of an 18th straight win.

During today's press conference, expect Wagner to be challenged on his tactical approach to the game and whether he will abandon his pressing philosophy to prevent City from running riot at the John Smith's Stadium .

Tom Harle will be bring you all the latest news via this LIVE Blog with Blake Welton and Molly Burke at Canalside to ask the all important questions.

Signing Off....

Well that’s it from today’s LIVE Blog from PPG Canalside ahead of Huddersfield Town’s clash at home to Manchester City on Sunday (kick-off 4pm).

Check out our initial piece from the press conference on Town stretching their performance levels for the encounter and continue to check the Examiner website for all the latest Town-related news.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner and Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner and Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.

What did we learn?

David Wagner ahead of the Bournemouth match
David Wagner ahead of the Bournemouth match

Here are our takeaways from the media briefing:

  • Best in world: Wagner labelled Man City the best team in Europe and on the planet. Debatable perhaps, but the German is under no illusion as to the scale of the task. He clearly admires Pep Guardiola’s work with the runaway leaders.
  • Returnees: Philip Billing, Jan Gorenc Stankovic and Michael Hefele have all returned to light training, with the latter two only a couple of weeks away from action. None available for City.
  • Palmer: Kasey Palmer back in full training, will be closely monitored ahead of a first-team return.
  • Lolley: Joe Lolley has impressed the Terriers boss and could be in line for a call-up.
  • Fans: Wagner feels the home support can be his side’s “small advantage” on Sunday.

That's a wrap

That’s it from Canalside, then. Hope you enjoyed following our updates.

Both David Wagner and Tommy Smith admitted the scale of challenge Town face on Sunday, but also expressed their excitement ahead of the big fixture. Should be a memorable occasion for the club.

Skipper clears up Mounie rumours

Forward Steve Mounié has become Huddersfield Town's club record signing this summer.
Forward Steve Mounié has become Huddersfield Town's club record signing this summer.

When put to him by Examiner football writer Blake Welton, Tommy Smith expressed his surprise at online rumours of a bust-up with record signing Steve Mounie.

We need to talk about Kevin

If you can’t get excited to face players like Kevin De Bruyne, you’re in the wrong game

We’ll ask you again at 6pm on Sunday, skipper...

Town kids are alright

As we hear from a senior player, Ireland youth international Danny Kane has put Town Under-21’s in front just after the break against Bristol City

Smith: I welcome competition

The captains go up against each other: Leon Britton of Swansea City with Tommy Smith of Huddersfield Town
The captains go up against each other: Leon Britton of Swansea City with Tommy Smith of Huddersfield Town

Florent Hadergjonaj deputised at right-back on the South Coast, with Smith now determined to work to win back his spot. He admits while it’s never nice to sit on the bench, competition for places is positive.

Game plan

It’s clear Wagner has been working on a specific strategy with his players this week, don’t be surprised to see a midfield with ‘three number sixes’ in it

Smith: "Will always have an affinity for City"

Tommy acknowledges he will always have a special feeling for Man City but no question of split loyalties when Sunday comes around. He’s built up a real bond with the club and fans over the last five years.

Smith arrives

The skipper speaks as, of course, a former Man City player

Wagner exits

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner celebrates the victory over Manchester United.
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner celebrates the victory over Manchester United.

That’s from the boss for this week.

While we wait for Tommy Smith, HERE is our story on what Wagner wants from his players on Sunday.

*Bravery klaxon*

A recurring theme of Wagner’s briefings, he asserts his side were brave in one but not in the other of their meetings with the Premier League’s elite

No bitter taste from Cherries loss

The Terriers chief won’t be drawn into talk of wanting a reaction from his players after the Bournemouth loss. Clearly he’s still aggrieved by decisions made in the first-half out of his team’s control.

For us the game on Sunday is more exciting than the cup game last season

Wagner, when asked about last season’s fifth-round cup tie.

Lolley on ice?

After hitting a hat-trick for the 23’s on Monday, forward Joe Lolley has caught the boss’ eye and could be involved soon; perhaps over the packed Christmas schedule. His team-mate Regan Booty agrees.

Palmer prognosis

Huddersfield Town U23's V Barnsley U23's at PPG Canalside. Kasey Palmer down but still smiling.
Huddersfield Town U23's V Barnsley U23's at PPG Canalside. Kasey Palmer down but still smiling.

After his return to action for the Under-23’s against Barnsley, Kasey Palmer will be monitored and reintegrated into first-team action, Wagner reveals.

Schindler back

Jonathan Hogg said a few weeks back Town lack natural leaders, so Wagner understandably pleased to have Schindler back.

"Our small advantage"

You Terriers fans could make all the difference at the weekend, if you ask the boss.

Squad update

Apart from the news around long-term absentees, Town have no fresh injury concerns ahead of City. Wagner describes return of Schindler and Hogg as a ‘real boost’.

Champions challenge

With a trip to Arsenal on Wednesday, it’s a tough-looking week for the Terriers. Champions League have to wait for next year, Dave!

TEAM NEWS: Three return to training

Phil Billing in action for Town before his injury in the 2-0 defeat at Swansea City. Picture by James Griffiths/ Griffiths Photographers
Phil Billing in action for Town before his injury in the 2-0 defeat at Swansea City. Picture by James Griffiths/ Griffiths Photographers

None will be available for Sunday’s game but Philip Billing, Jon Gorenc Stankovic and Michael Hefele have all returned to training this week in a boost for Wagner.

Hefele and Stankovic will be “only two or three weeks away from re-joining the group,” according to the German.

Crowding them out

Huddersfield Town fans celebrate the win over West Bromwich Albion
Huddersfield Town fans celebrate the win over West Bromwich Albion

Town’s home support will, of course, play a huge role in motivating the team on Sunday and providing City with a hostile reception

High praise

Manchester City is the best team in the Premier League, in Europe and the World.

Wagner laying it on thick, but he could have a point. The unbeaten table-toppers look like football’s equivalent of the Death Star at the moment.

Mission Impossible?

Hurrah!

Brewed up?

With the half-hour delay, Town have done a turn and helped refresh our Canalside correspondents.

Looks more like gravy to us! Hope that’s a hot chocolate...

Cott a shout

SKY Sports pundit Tony Cottee has previewed the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City.
SKY Sports pundit Tony Cottee has previewed the Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City.

Maybe Town have given Tony Cottee some free tickets? Free hospitality? Or maybe he really thinks they can beat Man City!

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VOTE: Pick your team

Huddersfield Town's Aaron Mooy competes for the ball with AFC Bournemouth's Marc Pugh.
Huddersfield Town's Aaron Mooy competes for the ball with AFC Bournemouth's Marc Pugh.

Aaron Mooy at number ten?

Defensive reshuffle?

Drop Ince, Kachunga or Van La Parra?

You can have your say. While we wait for David Wagner, pick your Town team for Sunday HERE.

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