Huddersfield Town will look to build on their second win of the league season on Wednesday when they head to third-placed Wolves.

The Terriers secured their first three points under new manager Chris Powell with a 2-1 victory over Millwall at the weekend thanks to two-goal Nahki Wells as Town also put a halt to their run of 12 games in all competitions without a home win.

The midweek trip to Molineux represents the first time these two sides have met since a 3-1 success for the Terriers at the home of Kenny Jackett's side in 2012/2013, when Sean Scannell and Jermaine Beckford (2) struck.

Wolves could have gone joint top of the Championship alongside Norwich City on Sunday but surrendered their 3-2 advantage in the final moments to draw 3-3 in a pulsating encounter at Reading.

It still leaves Jackett's men third in the league standings however, with the Black Country outfit continuing to boast the joint-best defensive record in the division despite their collapse at the Madejski Stadium.

Here are the three battles which could decide the midweek visit to Molineux as Town go in search of a second successive win.

Danny Batth v Grant Holt

 

The primary reason behind Wolves' obdurate backline has been the form of young Danny Batth, who has formed a dependable and indestructible partnership with the more experienced Richard Stearman.

But Batth will most likely be the one of the defensive duo to try and tame Town's new signing Holt, who will hope to prove his worth from the outset at Molineux after an exciting cameo at the weekend.

His brute physicality visibly unsettled Millwall's defence at the weekend and Terriers boss Powell seems fully aware that Holt's skill set will be paramount against one of the best defensive units in the division.

Batth is the type to relish this sort of challenge and will not shirk from having to do so to give his side a sturdy platform to work from once more after an anomaly of a result at Reading.

That 3-3 draw saw Wolves' goals against column doubled from its tally before the game and Town will have to be at their best to cause them problems but after Holt's encouraging debut, they may have uncovered the perfect foil for Wells up front.

Scott Golbourne v Sean Scannell

 

This is another fascinating battle in that it should test each players' strengths and limitations on the flanks, with the Wolves man considered more of a wing-back than merely a conservative full-back.

Golbourne enjoys nothing more than making overlapping runs beyond the tricky Bakary Sako and firing crosses into the area, something new signing Yannick Sagbo would be an extremely grateful recipient of should he make his Wolves bow.

It is therefore up to Scannell - should he start - to illustrate both sides of his game. First, the ability to beat his man as he did so effectively against Millwall at the weekend as Town sought to play out time, which could help his cause in securing a spot in the starting XI.

He must also show a discipline from a defensive perspective and track back to assist whoever lines up behind him as the double threat of Sako and Golbourne is one no defender would particularly entertain.

Scannell achieved just that during Town's only away league win so far at Reading and a performance of similar responsibility and maturity would offer Town much-needed stability in wide areas.

Bakary Sako v Tommy Smith

 

Perhaps the most daunting battle from a Huddersfield Town perspective as Wolves' star turn is given licence to roam inside - thus allowing Golbourne to surge forward - whilst also getting up in support of Nouha Dicko.

But with Dicko's likely absence tomorrow and new signing Sagbo potentially thrown in from the get-go, the spotlight will be firmly placed on the French-born Malian to deliver the goods once more.

It is something he has certainly managed so far this campaign having already netted three times, more than anyone else in the squad and representing 37% of the goals his side have scored to this point.

With Lee Peltier having sustained a knock at the weekend, the task of shackling such a mercurial performer will rest firmly on the shoulders of Smith, who looks to have recovered from his last-minute gaffe against Middlesbrough in Powell's first match in charge.

Sako's ability to drift into central spaces offers Smith something of a problem and he will have to be naturally wary about being too adventurous in his forward raids, but coming up against the Championship's best performers should be something to savour, not be fearful of.