Huddersfield Town are preparing for their first home match since the opening-day debacle of a 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth, with Charlton Athletic the visitors to the John Smith's Stadium.

Mark Lillis and his side were boosted by a morale-boosting victory at Reading in midweek to secure their first Championship points of the season at the home of a side much-fancied to finish in the upper echelons of the division.

Before the season, a home game against Bob Peeters' Charlton side would have looked the most eminently winnable of the opening few fixtures, but the Addicks have started well after amassing seven points from their opening three games.

Lillis will look to call on similar personnel to those who helped secure the three points at the Madejski Stadium, although he could be ready to welcome the likes of Lee Peltier, Anthony Gerrard and James Vaughan back into the fold should they prove their fitness.

There is also a doubt regarding Joe Lolley, but Town fans have been keen to include the quicksilver wideman in their starting XI for tomorrow's game, along with captain Peltier.

Examiner predicted Huddersfield Town starting XI v Charlton Athletic:

Smithies; Smith, Wallace, Lynch, Dixon; Butterfield, Coady, Hogg; Scannell, Wells, Bunn.

Compared with our predicted XI, the fans' own team selection shows four changes, with the skipper joined by Lolley and another star performer from midweek in Sean Scannell, but it remains to be seen whether or not Lillis sticks with the formula which paid off at Reading.

The other alteration is in the goalkeeping department, where the voting was so close that just a single nomination allowed Joe Murphy to take his place between the posts.

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Murphy secured a 51.22% share of the vote, with Alex Smithies hot on his heels in second place with 48.78% in the hardest-fought battle for a position in the survey, further reinforcing the point that Town hold two goalkeepers doing their utmost to nail down the No.1 position.

Given Smithies' much-improved display on Tuesday night, it seems surprising that he should be instantly dropped, but it is just the first of many close calls in the XI.

Right-back proved equally as tight, but the skipper prevailed with 57.14% of the vote compared to Tommy Smith's own 40.48% worth of votes, while there was not enough space in the two-man central defence to bed him in there either.

Smith is ostensibly more adept centrally, but has acted as the right-back even with Peltier in the side so far this season, although Town fans are clear in where they would prefer to see their captain play.

Murray Wallace's upsurge in form sees him secure the second central spot alongside stand-in skipper Joel Lynch (42.86%), with the young Scot comfortably seeing off all other competitors at 35.71%.

The fans' view on Peltier being a better bet on the right-hand side of the defence is epitomised by the paltry 2.38% he received as an option at the heart of the backline.

Left-back was perhaps the most congruent category of the lot, with a massive 85.37% voting in favour of Paul Dixon at left-back, although that may say as much about the lack of depth behind him in the position given that the apparent 'second choice' Jake Carroll was next best with 7.32%.

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Central midfield also proved a fairly simple selection task for supporters, who opted for the two new signings of Conor Coady and Jacob Butterfield after their impressive starts to life in the blue and white stripes.

After Oliver Norwood's departure to Reading was confirmed yesterday, Town will rely on Butterfield to get amongst the goals, just like he did at Reading on Tuesday night, and fans are keen to see him leading from the front again, 60% of them in fact.

Coady proves equally popular, with 37.5% of the vote marking the duo out as the two clear favourites with Radoslaw Majewski (5%) a distant third option.

Another Tuesday starter in Jonathan Hogg and young Philip Billing were the only two others to receive a vote.

The flanks saw a far more even spread of the votes, with fans agonising over the inclusion of Scannell, who showed a work-rate and application in the win at Reading so rarely associated with his style of play, and Adam Hammill.

Hammill was perhaps the natural replacement but it spoke volumes that Scannell was preferred by Lillis for the trip down south, despite the Liverpudlian having previous experience in the wing-back role on the right.

But his greater purpose and threat in the final third, one would assume sees Hammill take his place on the right by marginally seeing his wing rival off by 45.24% to 40.48%.

On the left, each of the five respective options gained more than a 10% share each, but it was Lolley, who is by no means assured of a place in the squad due to injury, who took his place with 31.58%.

Harry Bunn was the second-highest for a left-wing spot, but Town fans are clearly keen to see what he can offer down the middle alongside Nahki Wells in a two-man strikeforce.

Wells was the overwhelming favourite at the apex of the frontline with 62.5% but, within the second respective vote for a striker, Bunn received a significant 41.03% of the votes.

Huddersfield Town fans' starting XI v Charlton Athletic:

Murphy; Peltier, Wallace, Lynch, Dixon; Hammill, Butterfield, Coady, Lolley; Wells, Bunn.