SkyBet Championship action returns this afternoon as Huddersfield Town travel to South Wales to face Cardiff City.

David Wagner will be hoping to build on the encouraging 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham City ahead of last week's international break.

However, the German Head Coach will be wary of Town's recent fortunes on the road which has seen his side concede eight goals in two away games – 5-0 at Fulham and 3-1 away to Preston North End.

Town will need to be resilient and robust against a Bluebirds side who are managed by former Huddersfield Town manager Neil Warnock.

Aaron Mooy is expected to be included after featuring for Australia against Thailand on Tuesday although Philip Billing is pushing hard for a return to the starting 11.

Kasey Palmer (hip) is a slight doubt while Harry Bunn (hamstring) and Joe Lolley (foot) are definitely absent.

Meanwhile, Cardiff City may see the return of injured duo Jazz Richards and Matt Connolly.

Bringing you all the pre-match news and extensive match comment and analysis is Blake Welton with expert opinion as ever from Doug Thomson – so you won't miss a thing!

Signing Out

Well that’s it for today’s LIVE Blog in what has been another away day to forget for Huddersfield Town.

Thank You to all who have been following today’s live blog and I will be back with another instalment a week on Monday as David Wagner’s men entertain Wigan Athletic at the John Smith’s Stadium.

If you have made the trip down to South Wales, I applaud you - it’s not been the easiest to get to and safe trip back up to West Yorkshire.

Until next time, keep following the Examiner website, the Examiner Town Facebook page and @ExaminerHTAFC for all the latest Town news, views and opinion.

Cause for Concern?

Here’s the League Table for the last six games - Town are in the bottom three...

Billing Belter

Town fans, this may give you some small comfort...

Expert Opinion

Former Cardiff City player Iwan Roberts gives us his opinion of today’s game...

Match Report

Read our on-the-whistle match report as it was a case of the same old set-piece problems for David Wagner’s men.

Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town, 19.11.2016: Steve Morrison opens the scoring for Cardiff City.
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town, 19.11.2016: Steve Morrison opens the scoring for Cardiff City.

FT: Cardiff City 3 Huddersfield Town 2

What an end to the game - but Town’s search for an equaliser comes to nothing....the referee blows the whistle for full-time. In essence the scoreline flatters David Wagner’s men who were second best for large periods with a worry inability to defend balls into the box throughout...

Stick with us for all the post-match reaction, news and analysis!

Danny Ward

90+3 Minutes: The keeper comes up too! But it is cleared away!!!

Kitchen Sink Time!

Michael Hefele is upfront - Town have a corner!!


Today’s attendance has been announced as 15,930.

Added Time

An additional five minutes of additional time - can Town get another last gasp goal?


88 Minutes: Junior Hoilett is replaced by Kieran Richardson - the Bluebirds are shutting up shop and looking to hold onto this...

87 Minutes

It’s getting frenetic here now.....Town in search of an equaliser.

Great Play!

83 Minutes: Town are under the cosh but manage to clear the danger - an excellent upfield pass from Billing sees Nahki Wells free, he holds the ball up well but is isolated, eventually reaching the box and holding the play up before trying to find an on-rushing Sean Scannell.....the wide man just can’t connect this his head though. Unlucky!

80 Minutes: Stankovic is booked for a foul on Gounongbe after a poor pass from Billing.

Town Pressure

David Wagner’s men are looking more threatening now, a succession of corners coming to nothing BUT they still look susceptible at the back....

I’m going to predict more goals and late drama - you heard it here first!!

Fan Reaction

If Town do lose this game, at least that goal is worth watching the highlights for Pete...


75 Minutes: Rickie Lambert is replaced by Frederic Gounongbe...

Yellow Cards

72 Minutes: Both Bamba and Hefele are booked for an altercation - they’ve been at it all game.

Cardiff City 3 Huddersfield Town 2

70 Minutes: Youngster Billing has only been on the pitch a matter of minutes but he lets a 25 yard volley rip into the top corner. The Town fans are in full voice now - that was sensational and worth the admission alone!

Is there a comeback on the cards??



Double Substitutions

61 Minutes: Jonathan Hogg and Christopher Schindler are replaced by Philip Billing and Sean Scannell....Interesting changes - thinking attack is the best form of defence perhaps?

Great Save!

57 Minutes: Another Whittingham corner ball and Morrison wins the header with Danny Ward making a fantastic reaction save - but the referee blows for a foul on Hefele anyway.

Think Town got lucky there....


It’s been a scrappy second half so far - Town are kicking left to right towards their own fans. Not that they are seeing much action at that end - Cardiff are camped in the Town half at the moment!


49 Minutes: Bit of confusion here from the media outlets....Aaron Mooy is definitely in the book for dissent but unsure who joins him for a foul - Tommy Smith or Jonathan Hogg.

At this point no-one seems to know!

Same Old, Same Old

47 Minutes: Well it looks like the second period has started very much like the first....Cardiff on top. You know it’s a bad day when big centre back Sol Bamba breezes past two Town players with a lovely piece of skill in the middle of the park.

In the Book

46 Minutes: Ex-Town player Lee Peltier is booked after a foul on Aaron Mooy.

Team's Out

Both sides are back out for the second 45 minutes and there are no chances at the interval.

A case of letting the starting 11 try to redeem themselves perhaps?

Warnock Rant

And in case you were wondering what it is, here is the video from the manager’s time at Town....

Fan Reaction

Fan Reaction

Well it can’t get any worse Abigail!!