David Wagner takes his Huddersfield Town team to the iPro Stadium to face Derby County - with Town looking for a first win since the days of Denis Law and Bill Shankly.

He'll have to do it without Jonathan Hogg, after confirmation this week that the midfielder is facing eight weeks on the sidelines thanks to an injury in the disappointing defeat to Ipswich Town.

Wagner is expected to give a further update on the fitness of Joe Lolley, who missed that game with a small problem.

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The trip to Derby brings a reunion with former friends - Richard Keogh has been ever-present in the defence while Jacob Butterfield presents a threat to Town's chances of victory further forward.

We're live at David Wagner's press conference to bring you the latest news and views from the manager...

Hudson chats with North Stand Loyal

The skipper was asked about his recent decision to switch ends at home, so Town are playing towards the South Stand in the second half.


He revealed:


“I’ve had a conversation with North Stand Loyal, which is great trying to get some communication with them.

“We had a conversation about switching playing direction. We tried it against Charlton and won 5-0! It’s something we want to try, so we can give something back to the fans.”

Hudson on contract talks between himself and the club

Talks are ongoing which is great. On the pitch, off the pitch is something I see myself as part of. The Chairman is great with me and we had a chat about extending and that’s something I want to do.

Hudson is showing the love to Wagner

Hudson says that he is ‘enjoying every minute under the boss, I can’t stress that enough.’


He says:


Part of the boss’ philosophy is to rotate and keep people fresh. It’s a squad game . I have to adapt to a new defensive partner.

Tommy Smith is a top professional. He played 100 games at the weekend and that’s a lot of games for a lad his age. It’s great for him to keep his place.


Mark Hudson has had his say on the Ipswich defeat

Hudson said:


It was one of those games we couldnt put the all in the net. We have had a couple of those this season. I’s nice to dominate possession but we didn’t have the killer instinct. Lots to learn from it.

He goes on to say that Huddersfield need to ‘kill teams off. The sooner we get the killer instinct the more games we will win, but we are a young side.’

‘We’re a positive team. It’s a new week this week and another tough week.’

That's it from Wagner

Looks like Mark Hudson is getting ready to chat to the assembled press now.

Stay tuned for all the updates.

Watch: Wagner looks ahead to the Derby match

Wagner has been discussing player's form

On Manu and Matmour, Wagner says:


I think Karim has settled in well but he needs this playing time because he was out for half a year. I think he did a good job against MK Dons, one of our best players in a bad team in that game.

Against Ipswich he was tired so he wasn’t able to bring his performance again four days later.

Watch: Wagner on his midfield options

Wagner is not only successful on the pitch, but eloquent too

Wagner’s getting philosophical, and we applaud him. He says


“I think we all together have a good feeling we are on the right path. We created our philosophy and style and know we have to work on it. We must make decisions for the future as well and find solutions for the questions - for example the replacement for Hoggy. But we are on a ood way and we are excited for the future.”

Wagner on the challenges the team face against Derby

Wagner says:


“Derby try and play on the pitch, not a typical english style. we have to avoid giving them space. They are one of the best teams in the championship. We must be a real terrier in the defence, be aggressive and we will be create something offensively. We must make sure they don’t enjoy playing against us.”

Wagner on his midfield options

Wagner says he has options in midfield - Dempsey, Holmes and Paterson are all available.


It will be exciting for Huddersfield fans to see who he plays this weekend.

Watch: Wagner on Jonathan Hogg's injury

Injury updates

Wagner has just told us that Joel Lynch will be out for one week to avoid getting a bigger injury.

He has also reconfirmed that Jonathan Hogg will be out for eight weeks in total.

David Wagner has started today's conference

David Wagner has entered the room and is now starting the conference.

We’re expecting news on Hogg’s injury, as well as a look forward to the Derby match ahead...

Stay tuned for full updates on what’s happening as it happens