Huddersfield Town travel across the Pennines to face Lancashire side Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium today.

David Wagner's side will be looking to continue their unbeaten run of six SkyBet Championship games and usher in 2017 with a positive result after a frustrating encounter against Blackburn Rovers last time out.

The Latics have lost their last five league games at the DW Stadium and will be aiming to avoid a record sixth straight loss.

Boss Warren Joyce has a lengthy injury list with nine players currently sidelined but could hand a start to Ryan Colclough after recalling the winger from his season-long loan at MK Dons.

Meanwhile, for Huddersfield Town captain Mark Hudson could return but Jonathan Hogg remains out with a quad muscle strain.

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 as Doug and I head back across the Pennines - today certainly hasn’t been pretty but all that matters is the victory and three points.

Indeed, it’s been a hectic and intense festive period but nonetheless a successful one as David Wagner’s side have picked up seven points from a possible nine.

Our attention now turns to the FA Cup at the weekend as Town host League One outfit Port Vale at the John Smith’s Stadium.

We’ll be there as ever but until then, keep following the Examiner website, the Examiner Town Facebook page and @ExaminerHTAFC for all the latest Town news, views and opinion.

Match Report

Have a read of our on-the-whistle match report as Nahki Wells strikes again to seal vital win.

Wigan Athletic vs Huddersfield Town, 02.01.17: Town's Nahki Wells celebrates scoring his side's goal.
Wigan Athletic vs Huddersfield Town, 02.01.17: Town's Nahki Wells celebrates scoring his side's goal.

FT: Wigan Athletic 0 Huddersfield Town 1

That’s it!! The referee blows the whistle and Huddersfield Town have the win! It’s not been pretty, very much like Burton Albion away a few weeks ago, David Wagner’s men have won ugly!!! Great stuff!!!

90+2 Minutes: Three balls into the Town box but they are defended well and Danny Ward eventually clears the ball.

Substitution

90+1 Minutes: Michael Hefele comes on for Jack Payne as Wigan push forward....few of the home fans are beginning to leave though.

Added Time

Four more minutes to hold on boys and girls! C’mon Town!!!

Substitution

89 Minutes: Third and final change for Latics sees Craig Davies replace Jake Buxton - Wigan now have three strikers on the field as they go for it...

Nearly Another

88 Minutes: Jack Payne is put through on goal but Jaaskelainen comes out and does just enough to clear the danger....

Fan Reaction

Substitution

85 Minutes: Adam Le Fondre replaces Shaun MacDonald as the Latics go in search of an equaliser.

Wigan Athletic 0 Huddersfield Town 1

80 Minutes: The deadlock is broken and finally there is something to warm us up here! Nahki Wells pokes home from close range after Elias Kachunga’s driven effort was saved by Latics keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

FINALLY!

WE HAVE SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!!! NAHKI WELLS PUTS HUDDERSFIELD TOWN IN FRONT! GET IN THERE TOWN!!!

Yellow Card

77 Minutes: Jon Gorenc Stankovic goes into the book for a foul on MacDonald as he tries to intercept a loose pass from Mooy. Yes, even Aaron Mooy is having an off day!

Substitution

76 Minutes: First change of the game for Wigan sees Ryan Colclough replace Nick Powell.

Not Good

Believe you me, it’s boring to watch in the flesh. And a lot colder too...

Fan View

Break In Play

71 Minutes: Nahki Wells goes down after feeling his leg from a challenge made by Jacobs earlier - looks ok to carry on though...

Great Challenge!

70 Minutes: Jack Payne races into the box but Jake Buxton makes a fantastic challenge to clear the ball - big shouts for a penalty from the away fans at that end but the Latics defender got it spot on!

Booking

68 Minutes: First booking of the day for Wigan Athletic - Michael Jacobs goes into the book for a foul on Nahki Wells.

Good Head

67 Minutes: Jacob’s dangerous cross from the right-hand side is expertly cleared by the head of Mark Hudson - Gomez takes the resultant corner but not for the first time today Aaron Mooy clears the danger....

Second Substitution

66 Minutes: David Wagner’s second substitution of the game sees Philip Billing replaced by Dean Whitehead - the youngster has been very poor today.

Wigan Press

64 Minutes: A Great chance for Wildschut - darting between Lolley and Cranie into the box before dragging his shot wide.

Attendance

The official attendance has been given as 13,480 including 3,892 from West Yorkshire...

Substitution

58 Minutes: First change of the game sees Harry Bunn replaced by Joe Lolley for Huddersfield Town.

Busy Boy

55 Minutes: Minutes later Holmes-Dennis is booked for a professional foul on Wildschut as the Dutchman tries to get the Latics away on a quick counter-attack.

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis

53 Minutes: The full-back is getting forward a lot more this half and his dangerous cross from the left hand side is blocked by Buxton.

Brighter Start

48 Minutes: Sensing the extra volume from the crowd, Town start the second half brightly - a good break sees Cranie win a corner but Mooy’s ball is too long for Stankovic.

Second Half

Huddersfield Town get the second 45 minutes underway - kicking towards the travelling Blue White Army....and the away fans have cranked up the volume this half!!

Half Time Analysis

Doug and I have just been over on our Facebook Page and tried to make sense of that opening 45 minutes...

HT: Wigan Athletic 0 Huddersfield Town 0

Here’s what I made of the first half: [Blank]