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Huddersfield Town kick off the March fixtures with a trip to the iPro Stadium to face Derby County - and it's high time they took all three points.

No win on this ground since 1957 , when Denis Law was starring for Town and Bill Shankly was in the dugout, leaving multiple generations starved of a win away at Derby throughout their lives.

Time to change that.

Town will have to do it without Jonathan Hogg and Joel Lynch, both ruled out with injury - although Lynch has a chance to face Reading on Tuesday.

Nahki Wells is likely to lead the line, but have Town become over-reliant on the marksman?

Meanwhile, Derby have enjoyed rather mixed fortunes this season . They went on a ten game unbeaten run before Christmas, but took eight attempts to win a league game in 2016.

No surprises manager Darren Wassall wants improvements from his side against David Wagner's men.

It should be a cracker. Stick with us for build-up and live text commentary from this intriguing Championship clash.

Match report

Get Doug Thomson’s verdict on the game here.

Hopefully on to better things on Tuesday night against Reading. Thanks for following along and we’ll see you then.

Promotion chasers

No shame in losing to a team chasing promotion to the Premier League - and who have spent significant pounds to do so.

Mixed feelings from many fans on this performance and what it means. For me? Town are still some way away from being top 8 contenders...but with another striker to help Wells out they’d be a LOT closer.

FT Derby 2-0 Huddersfield

Goals from Chris Martin and Johnny Russell condemn Town to a second successive defeat.

Matmour offside

94. That rather sums up the day in the attacking third - Matmour about half an hour offside to curtail an attack.

Hudson booked

91. Mark Hudson into the book for fouling Martin.

Five minutes added

90. Five stoppage time minutes added on. Not entirely sure where he’s found five from if I’m honest.

Final Town change

89. Third and final sub of the game. Flo Bojaj on for stoppage time in place of Paterson.

Martin over the bar

88. Martin wasteful for Derby now, blazing way over when he should at least have given Jed Steer something to do.

Groans from the Derby fans who want a third.

No chances of note

86. Nothing really going on for a while with Derby in control and looking to see this one out. Nahki Wells races onto a ball at the by line after a brilliant driving run from Elvis, but after slipping over he’s adjudged to have fouled the defender by the linesman.

Not sure the attacker got the benefit of the doubt there.

Town wasteful

81. Matmour has a weak shot from just outside the box which is deflected behind for a corner. The ball eventually finds Wells on the opposite side of the box but his cross is a poor - out at the other side for a throw in. A wild and tired effort from the striker.

Final Derby sub

77. George Thorne is on for Jamie Hason as Wassall makes his final change of the day.

Town change

76. Second sub from David Wagner - Lolley off, Manu on.

Attendance

The final spectator tally confirmed as 29,698 of which 1,212 are from Town.

That had been coming

Having some technical issues here at the iPro and in the past few minutes Derby had hit the bar through Ince and had been exerting considerable pressure on the back line.

Town have had chances but no real golden opportunities - they’ve struggled to create anything really meaningful to be honest to really test Carson.

Goal Derby

73. Sub Russell doubles Derby’s advantage

Derby 2-0 Town

Town change

64. First Town sub sees Harry Bunn replaced by Karim Matmour.

Double Derby change

63. First subs of the afternoon come from the home side - Nick Blackman and Jacob Butterfield coming off to be replaced by Johnny Russell and Craig Bryson.

Town bright

62. Town have started well in this second period and enjoyed a lot of possession but haven’t really worked Carson sufficiently.

Meanwhile Steer called upon again to push the ball behind after a Derby counter attack - the away fans believe Town should have had a free kick in the build-up. Looked like it from this direction as well.

Save Steer!

60. Good stop low down from Jed Steer to deny Tom Ince.

Hanson booked

58. Jamie Hanson booked after taking out Joe Lolley.

Carson denies Paterson

50. Carson has to be out smartly there, racing to the edge of his area and sliding in to win the ball with his feet ahead of Paterson.

Chance!

47. That is a decent chance for Town - Jamie Paterson with the shot from just the edge of the area but it flashes wide.

Second half

46. Back under way with Town chasing the equaliser. Come on lads!

Interesting opposition view

Clinical Rams

While this is true, he was a lot closer to the goal than many of Town’s efforts have been.

HT Derby 1-0 Town

The hosts are ahead at the break courtesy of Chris Martin’s header.

Whitehead the standout for me in a Town shirt - ridiculous booking aside. Town have had chances but a lot have been long range efforts and they haven’t managed to get in behind enough.

1 minute to be added

45. One more minute added on by the officials.

Paterson chance

39. Paterson twists beyond a defender and unleashes a powerful effort from distance which is beaten away by Carson.

Cranie to the rescue

37. Excellent sliding clearance from Cranie to intercept Olsson’s dangerous cross intended for Martin in the six yard box.

Whitehead booked

36. That is a stupid booking. Whitehead’s name taken after kicking the ball away once he’d conceded a corner.

Town clear the resulting set piece.