BOURNEMOUTH midfield man Marcus Browning expects Town to be among the play-off challengers this season.
Now 33 years old, Browning spent two years with Town from February 1997 before moving on to Gillingham and then Bournemouth.
He has had injury problems this season after missing just seven League matches for Sean O'Driscoll's men in the last two seasons, and he was a candidate for the bench at Dean Court today.
"Huddersfield are a massive club with great potential and a superb fan base and it's a surprise to me they aren't in a higher division," said Browning, who still carries the nickname Gravy.
"I'm sure they will be up there challenging this season because Terry Yorath knows his stuff and Peter Jackson is well aware of what he can get out of his players. They will give anyone a run for their money."
While Browning made only 37 Town appearances following his £500,000 arrival from Bristol Rovers - he eventually went to Gillingham for £200,000 after an initial loan - he still has fond memories of the club.
"Huddersfield was the move I'd been looking for at the time, but it all went pear-shaped to be honest," he said.
"I kept pulling a hamstring and then realised the problem was being caused by my back, so I saw a lot of specialists.
"Then I hurt my calf and also got glandular fever, which set me back a month, so it was a real stop-start part of my career.
"It was a nightmare playing wise, but I enjoyed my time at the club.
"It wasn't long after I left that a new owner came in with a lot of money, but it didn't quite work out and they ended up having a bad trot and slipping."