Huddersfield Town continue with their Premier League preparation with a quick trip to Germany to face SV Sandhausen.

Despite a positive start to pre-season with wins over Accrington Stanley and Bury FC, David Wagner is under no illusions the Bundesliga.2 outfit will be another step-up this pre-season.

Although the smallest German professional football club playing in the country’s second division, Sandhausen are just over a week away from beginning their 2017/18 season so will present the sternest test yet.

With a strong German contingent there should be a familiarity over proceedings as well as a ‘warm’ reception with humid temperatures of around 29-30 degrees expected.

Bringing you all the action from this afternoon's pre-season clash is Examiner Football Writer Blake Welton.

FT: SV Sandhausen 3 Huddersfield Town 2

The referee blows for the end of the game - plenty of goals but David Wagner’s men go down to their first pre-season defeat....

Not long left

87 Minutes: That man Steve Mounie is nearly at it again - this time he forces the keeper into kicking the ball out of play after a sloppy Sandhausen back pass.

SV Sandhausen 3 Huddersfield Town 2

78 Minutes: Town pull one back through Steve Mounie - rising highest to fire a header past the SV Sandhausen keeper after a great cross from Rajiv van La Parra.

Town Substitution

76 Minutes: Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen is replace by Rarmani Edmonds-Green.

So Close!!

75 Minutes: Joe Lolley combines well with Mounie before cutting inside and curling a shot just wide of the goal - that was nearly one pulled back!

SV Sandhausen 3 Huddersfield Town 1

71 Minutes: After a quick water break, Holer has dusted himself down and dispatches the penalty with aplomb past Joel Coleman.

Penalty!!!

69 Minutes: Cranie brings down Lucas Holer in the box after good movement from Sandhausen’s frontline...

SV Sandhausen 2 Huddersfield Town 1

63 Minutes: Tom Ince has only been on the field a matter of minutes and he has already scored his third in three game - bending the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Game on!!

Hour Mark Substitutions

60 Minutes: Danny Williams, Rajiv van La Parra, Philip Billing and Steve Mounie replace Dean Whitehead, Jonathan Hogg, Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre respectively.

Fan View

SV Sandhausen 2 Huddersfield Town 0

54 Minutes: Second-half substitute Cranie is caught in possession by Sahin Aygunes who squares the ball across the face of goal for Nejmeddin Daghfous to slot home.

Second-Half Substitutions

46 Minutes: As planned ahead of the game, Joel Coleman, Jordan Williams, Martin Cranie and Joe Lolley replace Jonas Lossl, Sean Scannell, Christopher Schindler, Collin Quaner and Kasey Palmer.

Second-Half

We’re back underway here at the BWT Stadion and SV Sandhausen kick-off the second 45 minutes...

HT: SV Sandhausen 1 Huddersfield Town 0

45 Minutes: Despite Town dominating the majority of the play, they failed to break the deadlock, being denied three times on-the-line before Vollman’s well placed strikes gave the hosts the lead at the break.

Close

43 Minutes: Kasey Palmer has impressed so far and he nearly sets up Zanka from a corner but the defender’s header is inches wide.

Wasps & Substitutions

40 Minutes: It’s still 1-0 to SV Sandhausen here and we have been dive-bombed by a wasp in the press box which nearly made us miss the unplanned change of Chris Lowe for Scott Malone - he must have picked up a knock.

Break for Water

After that goal the players take on some much-needed fluids...

SV Sandhausen 1 Huddersfield Town 0

25 Minutes: Against the run of play Korbinian Vollman puts Sandhausen ahead, turning Scannell and leaving Jonas Lossl no chance....Scans should have done better though in that position.

Sandhausen Chance

21 Minutes: Ken Gipson beats Dean Whitehead before finding Richard Sukuta-Pasu but he placed his shot over the bar from five yards out - Sandhausen’s first real chance, and it was a good one.

Power of Three

17 Minutes: They say things come in threes - and it’s another chance cleared off the line! Scott Malone finds Quaner in the box, whose effort beats the keeper before being blocked on the line.

And Another

14 Minutes: Depoitre shows great strength to shrug off his marker before SV Sandhausen’s stopper Marco Knaller denies him one-on-one.

More Town Pressure

12 Minutes: Another great chance presents itself - Palmer turns three players before seeing his placed effort be agonisingly scrambled off the line....

Off The Line!!

11 Minutes: Town are starting to boss this game now - and should have been 1-0 up....Laurent Depoitre flicks Kachunga’s half-volley goalwards but it is blocked on the line.

Opening Chance

7 Minutes: It’s warm in the press box so heaven knows what it’s like down on that pitch - opening exchanges have been even but the intensity, understandably, hasn’t been too quick.

The first real chance of the game has just fallen to Kasey Palmer who rifles a speculative free-kick over the bar - full marks for trying.

Formation Check

2 Minutes: The customary 4-2-3-1 with Collin Quaner starting on the left wing, Kasey Palmer through the middle and Elias Kachunga on the right.

Kick-Off

The game is underway and Town kick-off - playing left to right towards the noisy Southern Terriers in the opening 45 minutes.

Town Warm-up

They’ve finished their warm-up and back in the changing room ahead of the game - here’s what they got upto though...

SV Sandhausen Team

A closer look at our opposition this afternoon...

Team Sheet

In case you missed it, here’s today’s line-ups...

Nearly Time

Just under 10 minutes to go until kick-off....Who’s excited?