Joel Lynch says the home clash with Charlton Athletic hands Huddersfield Town another chance to show their progression under David Wagner.

The visit of the second-bottom South Londoners marks a return to Championship action after the 2-2 FA Cup third-round draw with divisional rivals Reading at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Town, in 18th, have won two and drawn the other of their last three league games.

And they are going for a second double of the campaign after twice beating basement side Bolton Wanderers.

Charlton were defeated 2-1 at The Valley in what was Town’s first win of the season in September, when Harry Bunn and Emyr Huws scored.

The return clash marks head coach Wagner’s 10th Championship game, with his fifth win the target.

Centre-back Lynch says the training methods and tactics introduced by Wagner are vastly different to what the squad was previously used to.

But he believes the players have responded well and are beginning to get to grips with what the German wants.

“It’s been really positive but really hard,” said Lynch, who has played 21 of Town’s 27 games so far.

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“I think when David Wagner first came in it was hard and tough to get used to. It was different for it not to be the usual English way.

“It was hard for a lot of the lads but we’re getting used to it now and it’s showing on the pitch.

“We’re coming away from games now enjoying them as well as producing good performances and picking up results.”

Former Nottingham Forest man Lynch, 28, was also quick to praise the efforts of the younger players at the club.

He added: “I think everyone who has stepped up, especially the young lads, are all showing confidence and have done really well.

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“I’m just enjoying watching our attacking play at the minute but I’m doing my job defensively and I’m enjoying playing.

“Hopefully I can stay in the team as long as possible.

I had a little injury lay-off, came back and played a couple of games and missed one through rotation. That’s the way the gaffer does things.

“The manager likes to use rotation, everybody needs to be ready and hopefully we can take away a few points and get through the cup replay (next Tuesday).”

After Charlton, it’s Fulham at home on Saturday.

Then Town go to Reading before another long trip to Lynch’s first club Brighton and Hove Albion in the Championship on Saturday January 23.