Huddersfield Town will be looking to put the nightmare of last weekend's 5-0 thrashing at Fulham behind them as Birmingham City visit the John Smith's Stadium today.

Despite last Saturday's heavy loss, the Terriers remain third in the SkyBet Championship , four points and places ahead of visiting Blues coming into the game.

David Wagner 's men should also be backed by another bumper home crowd and buoyed by the return of Jonathan Hogg from suspension.

However, Town will be without Harry Bunn due to a hamstring injury while Kasey Palmer is also a doubt.

Meanwhile, Birmingham City will be without Rhoys Wiggins for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury last weekend against Aston Villa but should have full-back Jonathan Grounds available after serving a suspension.

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 an encouraging performance for David Wagner’s men this afternoon.

Plenty of positives to take into next week’s international break and a good response after the previous week’s 5-0 mauling away to Fulham FC.

Town are next in action in a fortnight’s time when they travel away to face Cardiff City on Saturday, November 19 - managed by former Town boss Neil Warnock.

As ever the Examiner will be there with extensive coverage but until then, keep following the Examiner website, the Examiner Town Facebook page and @ExaminerHTAFC for all the latest Town news, views and opinion.

Fan Reaction

Match Report

Have a look at the highlights from today’s game with our on-the-whistle match report - lots of positives to take from today’s game...

Huddersfield Town vs Birmingham, 05.11.16: Tommy Smith takes a shot at goal.
Huddersfield Town vs Birmingham, 05.11.16: Tommy Smith takes a shot at goal.

Stephen Martin

The referee trudges off the field to a chorus of boos - the home fans feeling he has dropped a clanger with those penalty decisions.....be interesting to see the footage for myself but feel there was definitely a case for the handball.

FT: Huddersfield Town 1 Birmingham City 1

The referee blows for the final whistle in what has been an entertaining and dramatic end to the game - lots of talking points to take from that!

Attendance

The official attendance has been announced as 20,200 with 1,671 making the journey from Birmingham.

Handball!!

90+3 Minutes: Once again the yells from the Town fans are ignored as Jonathan Grounds appears to handle in the box. This referee is giving nothing away...!

Phew!

90+2 Minutes: That was too close for comfort! Birmingham City have a corner - Ryan Shotton rises highest but his header is inches wide....PHEW

Added Time

Four Minutes of Stoppage Time to be added. C’MON TOWN!!

89th Minute

Town have a corner but it’s too deep for Michael Hefele to threaten the Blues net...

Great Exchange

86 Minutes: Town come forward once again - great exchange from Kachunga and Smith before Hogg drags his shot wide.

Penalty!!

84 Minutes: Claims are waved away by the referee as Shotton brings down Nahki Wells in the box....it looked as if the defender caught Kachunga trailing leg there but perhaps the forward did go down a bit too easily...

I hear a fan cry out to the referee: ‘How do you sleep at night?!!’ A bit over-dramatic but underlines the Town fans’ frustrations!

Booking

83 Minutes: Ryan Shotton is booked for a tackle as he clears the ball....

Deflected!

79 Minutes: An Aaron Mooy free-kick deflects off the wall and is tipped over by Birmingham City’s keeper....Will there be more later drama at the John Smith’s Stadium?

I wouldn’t bet against it!

End-To-End

The game has really opened up with those two quick goals - the home fans feeling a bit aggrieved with the award of the free-kick that led to Birmingham City’s equaliser and it could be seen as a bit of a soft one.

But this referee has been very whistle happy this afternoon so in essence it was to be expected....

Substitution

74 Minutes: Greg Stewart replaces David Cotterill for Birmingham City

Huddersfield Town 1 Birmingham City 1

73 Minutes: Well that wasn’t in the script - Birmingham City win a free-kick with David Cotterill takes....bounces around the area with Jonathan Grounds keeping it alive before forward Jutkiewicz heads past Town’s Danny Ward.

Hits the Bar!

71 Minutes: Town have the bit between the teeth now - Wells cuts in from the right and releases a curling shot from 20 yards out that hits the bar...

Huddersfield Town 1 Birmingham City 0

A fully deserved Town goal - they have dominated this game with Birmingham City offering very little offensively.

After great pressure from Kachunga on the last Blues defender, Mooy wins the ball back before spreading the play out to Tommy Smith - he plays it back to Kachunga who volleys home! Great stuff!

ON CUE!!!!

69 Minutes: And there we have it!! Fantastic strike from Elias Kachunga!! GET IN THERE TOWN!!!

Fan View

Agree - only thing lacking at the moment!

67 Minutes

And it’s still Huddersfield Town 0 Birmingham City 0.

Substitution

64 Minutes: First change of the game for Birmingham City - Diego Fabbrini replaces David Davis. I thought the latter was a politician??!

Town Pressure

63 Minutes: It’s all Town and there’s an early chance for substitute Jack Payne - he sees his shot saved by keeper but it was good build-up play by Kachunga and Smith.

Around The Grounds

The latest SkyBet Championship scores...

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 3 Derby County (FT)

Aston Villa 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

Burton Albion 0 - 0 Barnsley

Newcastle United 2 - 0 Cardiff City

Norwich City 1 - 1 Leeds United

Nottingham Forest 1 - 0 QPR

Rotherham United 0 - 2 Preston North End

Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Ipswich Town

Wigan Athletic 0 - 3 Reading

Substitutions

59 Minutes: And that is the last action of the game for Scannell, replaced by Rajiv van La Parra. David Wagner also brings on Jack Payne for Kasey Palmer.

Just Over!

58 Minutes: Scannell breaks down the right and his low cross is cut back to Tommy Smith who’s shot curls just inches over the bar.

Keeper Saves

55 Minutes: Town just cranking up the pressure a bit here - great work from Elias Kachunga picks out Nahki Wells but his header is blocked in the box.

Slow Burner

50 Minutes: A slow start to second-half proceedings - although good work from Sean Scannell down the right earns Town a corner - which comes to nothing for Town.

Second Half....

.....is underway! The Blues, who are playing in Red today, get the second half going.

C’mon Town - lets get a couple of early second half goals please!!