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Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: Two records go head to head, the midfield of tomorrow and more to look out for

Five talking points ahead of Saturday's Championship clash

Philip Billing

Huddersfield Town need points to go with style this weekend as they travel to Nottingham Forest desperate to end their four game losing streak.

Here are five things to look out for ahead of kick off...

Two Championship records go head to head

It's league record against league record this weekend.... but Town will hope only one of them is still alive come 5pm on Saturday.

Forest's much-publicised run of 13 league games unbeaten is the longest run in the division, but Town's own run of finding the net in each of their last 12 league games is also the longest run in the division. Including the FA Cup, David Wagner's men have scored in each of the last 14 games.

Obviously, nothing necessarily has to give this weekend as long as Forest can match the Terriers for goals or even exceed them. But it should give Town confidence - they are capable of scoring against some of the meanest defences in the league.

The problems have come at the other end, with clean sheets proving elusive. Wagner spoke this week of giving young players time to eradicate individual errors which have played a large part in the number of goals conceded.

It's equal parts frustrating, but also exciting, to realise that if the German can sort those out on the training field, Town could be on an extended unbeaten run of their own.

Is Wells or Oliveira the in-form man?

Nahki Wells celebrates his goal against Fulham
Nahki Wells celebrates his goal against Fulham

Speaking of goals, the majority of the Championship must be casting envious eyes at the two in-form strikers that will be on show at the City Ground, one on each side.

Nahki Wells has scored seven goals in his last ten games in all competitions, while Forest's main man, Nelson Oliveira, has six goals in his last 10 league starts.

Town's Bermudian frontman has 11 league goals, which is 27.5% of the team's total of 40 Championship strikes, while Oliveira's total of eight goals is just over 25% of Forest's tally of 31.

No Town fan would swap the two, but it's fair to say each is the key conduit of their side's attack. Who are you backing to come out on top this weekend?

Rediscovering the Wells/Bunn connection

Pic by James Griffiths Sky Bet Championship Fulham v Huddersfield Town 22-08-2015 Wells and Bunn cool down

One factor that may hamper Nahki's chances is the loss of his support cast.

Jamie Paterson, who has become an increasingly important figure under David Wagner is ineligible to face his parent club, Sean Scannell remains on the sidelines and there was further bad news at the manager's press conference, when he revealed that Elvis Manu has been struggling with an illness and Karim Matmour took a knock at Preston.

Both are set to face late fitness tests but it is fair to suggest that neither are likely to be at peak condition after the loss of several days training, while the absent Paterson has set up Wells' last two goals.

Step forward Harry Bunn. The 23-year-old tops Town's assists charts with seven to his name - of which three have been provided for Wells - while the Bermudian turned provider for Bunn against Cardiff to set up his late strike.

It is time for the two to rediscover that combination if Town are to have success in the East Midlands.

The midfield of tomorrow

Sky Bet Championship - Reading (2) v Huddersfied Town (2) - Philip Billing.

The ankle injury sidelining Emyr Huws is undoubtedly a concern for club and player, but given the opportunity in his absence, Philip Billing stood up and seized it.

His performance against Preston was one of the big positives on a day littered with disappointment and lingering frustration.

Against Forest, the nous of Dean Whitehead and Jonathan Hogg could be valuable against a team brimming with confidence and know-how, but will Wagner conclude they are too similar to be effective together?

Billing was everywhere at Deepdale and deserves a second consecutive start. Another chomping at the bit and ready to kick Wagner's door down is Duane Holmes, who after his heroics is hoping for an extended stab at the first team.

These are two of Town's most exciting young talents - could injuries to Huws, plus a lack of fresh options further forward give them a welcome opportunity?

Huws is only on loan from Wigan Athletic until the summer. The young duo have until then to convince Wagner they can step up in that position and any funds earmarked to make the Welshman permanent would be better diverted elsewhere.

A welcome return for Hudson

Huddersfield Town 1 Fulham 1 - Mark Hudson equalises for Town.

A few people have been made to eat their words by Mark Hudson in recent weeks.

The captain faced criticism for his December performances but over the festive period and early January he showed exactly why his manager has such faith in him with a string of accomplished displays in both penalty areas.

An accumulation of yellow cards meant he was forced to miss the last two games against Cardiff and Preston and in his absence his stock has continued to rise. His leadership and organisation has been missed from the team in general and the back line specifically.

Now, if Joel Lynch can avoid the yellow card that would see him miss the next two games Town will be well on the way...

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