Huddersfield Town head to Watford on Saturday hoping to bounce back from the midweek disappointment of a Capital One Cup second-round exit to Nottingham Forest at a ground where they experienced success on the final day of last season.

An inaugural Terriers goal for Joe Lolley, as well as a Danny Ward hat-trick allowed former manager Mark Robins and his charges to sign off the 2013/2014 season in style with a 4-1 win at Vicarage Road.

Having finished the season with a four-goal flourish, they started the new one by floundering in conceding four goals during the opening-day humbling by Bournemouth, but caretaker manager Mark Lillis has inspired two wins and a draw from his five matches in all competitions since.

Watford are an altogether different proposition from the side that were hit for four by Town and sit second in the Championship after winning three of their opening four games, with only third-placed Norwich City coming out on top so far.

Only Forest - who sit atop the embryonic Championship standings - can boast a better goal haul than the Hornets so far this season too, with Giuseppe Sannino's side already netting nine from their first four games so Town will have on their guard defensively.

Lillis faces injury troubles with Tommy Smith and Lee Peltier possibly both absent for the trip down south, while Anthony Gerrard is still not considered match-fit.

New signing Jack Robinson could feature but looks set to start his Terriers career from the bench while Jonathan Hogg, Oscar Gobern and Joe Lolley are all still sidelined.

Examiner predicted Huddersfield Town starting XI v Watford:

Smithies; Hammill, Wallace, Lynch, Dixon; Scannell, Butterfield, Coady, Ward; Wells, Vaughan.

Compared with our predicted XI, the fans' own team selection shows three changes, with fans naturally unaware of the news of Smith's potential absence but deciding to pick Joe Murphy above Alex Smithies and Harry Bunn gets the nod ahead of Danny Ward, who failed to impress against Forest in midweek.

The absence of Peltier, as well as Smith, means that Adam Hammill is the favourite to slot in as an auxiliary right-back for the afternoon, a position he has played in as part of a five-man defence, but not as a four.

Town team v Watford
 

Murphy was comfortably the No.1 choice in goal with 60.38% of the vote, with Smithies trailing by some margin in second place with 35.85%, while there were also votes cast for Ed Wilczynski, with 3.77% hoping to see the youngster given a first-team nod.

Interestingly at right-back there were calls for Hammill to be deployed there, with 7.84% of those who voted opting for the winger, but Smith saw off competition from Peltier as the fans' choice with 50.98% to 41.18% in a tight battle.

Murray Wallace's impressive display in midweek sees him once again take his place at the heart of the backline with 23.53% of the vote while Joel Lynch - stand-in skipper in Peltier's absence - was the majority's first choice at 60.78%.

Left-back was once again an easy decision for most, with Paul Dixon 74% of Town fans' choice to complete the four-man rearguard although it was interesting to note that, for the first time, each of the other candidates each received at least one vote.

Jake Carroll, who has now departed on loan to Partick Thistle as a direct consequence of the deal that brought Jack Robinson to Town, received 10% for instance, while Smith had 8%.

Expect Dixon's monopolisation of that position to be significantly reduced in the voting after Robinson's arrival.

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The right flank was slightly closer, but Scannell's burgeoning reputation amongst the fans sees him take his place in the side with 50.98% of the vote compared to 31.37% for the other popular choice Hammill.

Central midfield was more easily conclusive, with Jacob Butterfield and Conor Coady all set to resume their partnership in the middle with 30 and 50% respectively.

Radoslaw Majewski was the only tangible competitor in that respect, but was only to the taste of 10% of fans for a starting berth against the Hornets.

On the left, supporters want to see Bunn be given another opportunity to build on his goalscoring performance at Reading and they may be granted their wish if interim manager Lilis goes for the jugular.

The inclusion of Ward in our team is to account for the experience and nous that Lillis may feel is required on such an occasion but his abject display against Forest during the week, which prompted an average mark of 4.04 from fans, indicates that they would prefer the youthful exuberance of Bunn.

That is reflected in 43.75% of fans voting for him, with Ward tied with Scannell and Lolley on 14.58% in a three-way second place.

With James Vaughan returning against Charlton Athletic in last weekend's 1-1 draw and coming off the bench but scoring an own-goal in the midweek loss to Forest, it seems Town fans are confident he is fit to start once more, with a massive 58.33% selecting him in their XI.

Wells has led the line, either on his own or alongside Bunn or Jonathan Stead, for the entirety of the season so far and is the obvious choice as Vaughan's partner, something 35.42% of fans concur with.

Huddersfield Town fans' starting XI v Watford:

Murphy; Smith, Wallace, Lynch, Dixon; Scannell, Butterfield, Coady, Bunn; Wells, Vaughan.