Huddersfield Town have been distinctly second-best in their last two meetings with Wolves.

Kenny Jackett’s side romped to a 4-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium last season, and were 3-0 victors at Molineux in October.

There was optimism among the home fans after that Sky-televised Saturday lunchtime Championship success.

But Wolves supporters turned on chief executive Jez Moxey during last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Preston, with chants against both him and want-away owner Steve Morgan.

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Boss Jackett also came in for criticism as his 12th-placed side’s winless run was stretched to five games.

At the same time Town head coach David Wagner was being hailed as his side snapped a four-game losing streak with an impressive 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

That left them five places and nine points above the drop zone and five places and five points behind Wolves.

The games against the Black Country side and 20th-placed MK Dons (away on Tuesday) present a big opportunity to push on.

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Town need to reproduce the full-throttle football which worked so well at Forest and take advantage of Wolves’ current problems.

The visiting supporters will have rued the January departure of Benik Afobe to Bournemouth, even if it brought in £9m.

But Town fans won’t be sorry not to be seeing their former loan striker back in West Yorkshire.

The ex-Arsenal player netted once in that 4-1 win a year ago and twice in the clash with Town earlier this season.

Afobe remains at the top of the club goal chart with 10, while his closest rival James Henry, who has seven, is out with a hamstring injury.

Jackett is also missing midfielders Michal Zyro, Dave Edwards and Jordan Graham, striker Nouha Dicko and defender Mike Williamson through injury.

At least Williamson’s fellow centre-back Kortney Hause is in contention after a hamstring problem.

One area where Jackett has options is midfield.

Conor Coady, bought for £2m from Town last close-season, will make his first return to the John Smith’s.

Meanwhile Jackett picked Jack Price ahead of Kevin McDonald against Preston with ex-Chelsea man George Saville taking the other berth in a 4-3-3.

Former Stockport County and Peterborough United midfielder Tommy Rowe was on the bench.

Joe Mason, bought for £3.5m from Cardiff City during the January transfer window, is expected to come in for Henry up front.

And Nathan Byrne could replace fellow former Town target Rajiv van La Parra.