Huddersfield Town travel to Hillsborough this afternoon to face fellow SkyBet Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite being unbeaten in seven league encounters, Head Coach David Wagner takes his side to South Yorkshire looking for his first win over the Owls after three straight defeats.

Kasey Palmer is a doubt for Town with a hamstring injury while Jonathan Hogg and Rajiv van la Parra (both knee) are definitely out.

Meanwhile, for hosts Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper could return after seven weeks out with a hamstring injury.

New signing Sam Winnall, who joined the club from Barnsley last week, is in the squad while full-back Morgan Fox could also make his Owls debut.

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 a frustrating day to be a Huddersfield Town fan - what is it with Sheffield Wednesday always getting the better of us??!

Town are back in SkyBet Championship action next Saturday when they entertain Ipswich Town at the John Smith’s Stadium hoping to get back to winning ways.

As ever Doug and I will be there to bring you full, comprehensive matchday 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.

Wagner Speaks!

The Huddersfield Town head coach was left frustrated by the performance of referee Graham Scott in his post-match press conference.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town, 14.01.17: Town boss David Wagner reacts to the Owl's second goal.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town, 14.01.17: Town boss David Wagner reacts to the Owl's second goal.

Match Report

Our on-the-whistle match report as David Wagner’s side fall to first defeat in eight away at fellow SkyBet Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday...

Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town, 14.01.17: Tommy Smith and Fernando Forestieri compete for the ball.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Huddersfield Town, 14.01.17: Tommy Smith and Fernando Forestieri compete for the ball.

FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Huddersfield Town 0

The referee blows the whistle for full-time - a thunderbolt from Ross Wallace and another from Fernando Forestieri give the Owls victory while Town have Jack Payne sent off as well.

Stick with us as we bring you the best post-match reaction and analysis from Hillsborough.

Booking

90+5 Minutes: Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer is booked after a rash tackle on Wells...

Damage Limitations

The game is up but it’s a case of damage limitations now for Huddersfield Town - do not concede any more goals please! Need to think about goal difference!

Fan Reaction

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Huddersfield Town 0

90 Minutes: It just had to be that man Fernando Forestieri didn’t it!!?? Stretched at the back substitute Sam Winnall is closed down by Danny Ward in the box before his shot is deflected into the path of the Italian to prod home.

Added Time

The fourth official indicates there will be a minimum of SIX minutes to be added on at the end of this game....

So Frustrating!

88 Minutes: Two brilliant opportunities in the space of a minute for Town to equalise!! First Hefele feeds off a loose pass but smashes a strike into the side netting, then Chris Lowe’s long switch falls to Mark Hudson but he fires high over the bar...

Substitutions

85 Minutes: Town substitute Dean Whitehead is replaced by Mark Hudson while Callum McManaman replaces goalscorer Ross Wallace...

Super Tackle!!

84 Minutes: That was nearly curtains for Town as they are once again exposed at the back - Sam Winnall races through the centre but Chris Lowe recovers well make a superb tackle.

Spaces

83 Minutes: Lots of space for the home side to exploit against tired legs at the moment - Barry Bannan with a low strike that is saved by Ward.

Substitution

79 Minutes: Jack Hunt is replaced by Liam Palmer for Sheffield Wednesday

Pressure Pressure Pressure

77 Minutes: Since the sending off David Wagner’s men have really rallied - throwing a number of balls into the Sheffield Wednesday box. The latest sees Joe Lolley drive into the box and Hefele’s header easily saved...

Attendance

Today’s attendance has just been announced as 28,173.

Three Match Ban

We believe that will see Jack Payne banned for three matches - unless it’s appealed but I don’t see much joy coming from that.

Reading Away

Problem is, Town lost that game as well...

He's Off!!!

70 Minutes: Things go from bad to worse for Huddersfield Town here as Jack Payne is shown a straight red for a rash challenge on Sam Hutchinson - it was reckless and high from the forward.

Nearly Two!

64 Minutes: That was close there! Fernando Forestieri nearly doubles the Owls advantage - getting a rather fortuitous ricochet off Michael Hefele before firing just wide with Danny Ward beaten.

Substitions

60 Minutes: Joe Lolley comes on for Izzy Brown and Dean Whitehead replaces Philip Billing.

Owls Flying

58 Minutes: The home side (and fans) really have the bit between their teeth at the minute - Jack Hunt drives down the right, cuts inside but his cross is thankfully at Danny Ward.

Fan Reaction

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Huddersfield Town 0

54 Minutes: Arguably against the run of play but Ross Wallace has just unleashed a super-strike from 30 yards out which flies into the top corner....think Philip Billing against Cardiff or Nottingham Forest.

Second Half

Huddersfield Town get the second 45 minutes underway - kicking right to left and towards the away end this half.

Second Half Substitution

Sam Winnall replaces Steven Fletcher to make his debut for Sheffield Wednesday after signing last week from South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Half Time Analysis

Here’s what Doug and I made of the opening 45 minutes...

Fan View

HT: Sheffield Wednesday 0 Huddersfield 0

The referee blows for half-time to a chorus of boos from the home side - Huddersfield Town will be happy with that opening 45 minutes though.

Although it’s not been a decent spectacle and not one for the DVD collection so far....

Added Time

One additional minute to be added on at the end of this half....