It's been a good few days for Huddersfield Town.

Victory at home to Wolves was followed by a dramatic draw at MK Dons to keep the unbeaten streak alive - marred by Philip Billing's red card.

Then Dean Hoyle announced cut-price season tickets for next term, making the prospect of watching Town even more mouth-watering.

Against this backdrop, Ipswich come to town. Here's five things to look out for....

The Feel Good Factor

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There can't be many football fans around the country who aren't glancing towards Huddersfield Town with an envious eye at the moment.

Dean Hoyle's announcement on seasoncard prices - meaning adults can watch Town from any home area for £7.80 a match and kids even cheaper, can't help but inspire jealousy from other supporters.

David Wagner expressed his delight with the decision, re-expressing his view that the supporters are the lifeblood of the game and sharing his pleasure that TV money would go towards subsidising their tickets for next term.

Together with the entertaining football the German is serving up on the pitch, next season can't come quickly enough.

North Stand Loyal, back in the South Stand for the visit of Ipswich, are hoping for a big turnout to show appreciation for Hoyle's decision ahead of the date for purchase, March 17.

The level of excitement and goodwill around the club is palpable, and it's likely to translate to an excellent atmosphere on Saturday afternoon.

Hopefully those emotions will only help the players match the off-field successes with on-field goals and points.

Goals Galore

Sky Bet Championship - MK Dons (1) v Huddersfield Town (1) - Nahki Wells equalises for Town.

And if it's goals you're after, then this fixture could be the one for you.

It's been well-documented that Town's run of scoring in each and every fixture now stretches back to 17 games.

While this fixture always seems to generate a busy afternoon for strikers and goalkeepers.

Town have only failed to find the back of the net in two of their last 15 home encounters with Ipswich in league competition, while Ipswich have scored in 11 of their last 13 meetings with Huddersfield.

While the naysayers will point out the last encounter produced a goalless draw, that doesn't seem the smartest bet here.

Especially with the form Nahki Wells is in recently.

What to do about Philip Billing

Sky Bet Championship - MK Dons (1) v Huddersfield Town (1) - Philip Billing sent off.

Most people were surprised to see Philip Billing dismissed for a straight red card against MK Dons for what was deemed violent conduct, and Town were quick to confirm they would appeal the decision.

While the appeal was unsuccessful, Wagner was still happy the club had shown their faith in Billing by trying - and he felt they had a decent chance at it being overturned, even if he wasn't overly surprised to see it fail.

While the manager has to manage a young player's frustration and disappointment, he also has to consider his midfield replacement.

The Dane's tenacity and quick reading of the game have been a big asset to Town in recent weeks, and it is senior pro Dean Whitehead who is set to return in his place.

Playing Whitehead alongside Jonathan Hogg lends a different style to the engine room, and it will be up to these two to prove it works. Control of the central areas is imperative if Town are to find top form.

A Typical English style

Sky Bet Championship Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town Portman Road, Ipswich - 17 October 2015 Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy

While MK Dons have a footballing philosophy more in keeping with David Wagner's stylistic ideals, Ipswich have a more direct, aggressive manner - in Wagner's own words, a "typical English" style.

It will change the nature of the game somewhat, as Town will be keen to match and neutralise the opposition's aggression as well as seek to play their own possession-based game.

This is where the pairing of the experienced Whitehead and Hogg could be a big advantage.

Mick McCarthy has insisted he is going for the win - but he would take a point.

It's a quote you're unlikely to hear out of David Wagner's mouth, and it's a clash of styles as well as sound bites.

Huddersfield fans wouldn't swap their brand of football, but it does mean that tough afternoons lie ahead against sides that employ a more direct approach.

Finding a way past that will be a big step down the right road for this team.

March Madness

Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton
Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton

A quick peak at the fixture calendar is enough to bring any fan out in a sweat.

Following this weekend's clash with Ipswich, the upcoming weeks read: Derby (a), Reading (h), Burnley (h), Leeds (a) for the month of March. And then there's April, featuring an away trip to Middlesbrough and the visit of Hull within five days of each other.


Confidence will be far higher under David Wagner than it would otherwise have been, but looking at the resources of some of those sides and it's a daunting few weeks ahead.

It's vital therefore that Town get a result this weekend and set off on a tough run in jubilant mood.

However, although the Tractor Boys are on a poor run, Elvis Manu warned it would be tough - and you only need to look at Town's win against a 13-game unbeaten Nottingham Forest to know that form doesn't have too mean much.